6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Algiers

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip app .

Algiers, Algeria to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Algiers - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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 4th (Thu): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a Tampere trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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