7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
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 16th (Thu): shop like a local with Galleria Ronga and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip tool.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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