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: Auckland
Fly:  28​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  31​h
End: Auckland

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Auckland Central to Helsinki, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in August, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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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 28th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere journey maker website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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 29th (Wed): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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