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: Dhaka City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City

2
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Boss Shop, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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 10th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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