7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
London:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
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.
On the 6th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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): take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 11th (Thu), try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner .

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

Similar Plans

8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, extra fast, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Extra fast 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, kids, beaches, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM FINLAND August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Turku BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH June, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, kids, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM URUGUAY August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Tampere & Helsinki BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans