6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Söderskärin majakka as well as Porvoo Old Town. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, and finally make a trip 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, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

1
night
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 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Turku

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): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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