5 days in Turku, Tampere & Lahti Itinerary

5 days in Turku, Tampere & Lahti Itinerary

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5 days in Turku, Tampere & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
End: Helsinki

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 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip site .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
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 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 24th (Fri), take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Karisma, then have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lahti travel planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lahti are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

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