6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Algiers, Algeria to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Algiers to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Algiers in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Thu), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker tool.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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