6 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21 h
1
Tampere
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Moomin Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Tampere is an approximately 23- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Tampere. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, identify plant and animal life at Kaunissaari, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife Nature Parks

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): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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