6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & 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
train:  2​h
End: Helsinki

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 list of things to see and do now includes The National Museum of Finland, Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), Teddy Bear and Hobby Museum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Marimekko, look for gifts at Artek, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then examine the collection at Teddy Bear and Hobby Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Mediamuseo Rupriikki ©
Mediamuseo Rupriikki
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then make a trip to Louhisaari Manor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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