8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip planning tool.

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. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in May; daily highs in Tampere reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
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 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kultaranta Garden, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Temppeliaukio Church. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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