7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere sightseeing planning site.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

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, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On your second day here, find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker app.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Adventure
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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