6 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28 h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
day
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 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Tampere is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Tampere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Fri), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenadmire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
On the 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thentake a stroll through Ullanlinna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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