7 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
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 2nd (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

Riga, Latvia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riga in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Turku, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:

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 4th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere day trip site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8: