3 days in Tampere & Turku Itinerary

3 days in Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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3 days in Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: Lappeenranta
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Lappeenranta

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere online trip maker .

Lappeenranta to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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