7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
London:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

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 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 9th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, get your game on at Moomin World, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
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 11th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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