6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki Region, Lakeland & Turku Itinerary

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train 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

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 (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 Tampere Cathedral. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
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 (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

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Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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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