8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 9th (Tue): examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas and then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Police Museum, then go for a walk through Visavuori, then steep yourself in history at Palkaneen Kirkko, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palkaneen Kirkko, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Visavuori
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The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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