8 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Hanko
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday tool.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Tampere. In September, Tampere is little chillier than Manchester - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 6th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at The Old Water Tower of Ekenas and then explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hanko online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. September in Hanko sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nuuksio National Park and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around Kaivopuisto, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the history behind Aleksis Kiven patsas.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games

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