8 days in Tampere & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Istanbul to Tampere, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Tampere are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Helsinki Cathedral, &more) and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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