8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Baden-Baden

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.
Pack the 12th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. When traveling from Baden-Baden in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder website .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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