5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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