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: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Katajanokka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Artisaani.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 11th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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