6 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  24​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tokyo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Tokyo in July, you will find days in Turku are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

few
hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker app .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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