6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kamppi Shopping Centre or Market Square Kauppatori. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Artisaani, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Brussels in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Spas Beaches

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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