6 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
1
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
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Los Angeles, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Tampere, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Tampere at 68°F and lows at 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, step off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kaunissaari
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

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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 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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