8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Ullanlinna. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:

Tampere

— 1 night

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 9th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Turku

— 2 nights
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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