6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

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

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Söderskärin majakka as well as Porvoo Old Town. On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip app.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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