7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

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, learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, 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 drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Turku

— 2 nights
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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku vacation website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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