8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tampere
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. 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 °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 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, thentrek along The Archipelago Trail, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally browse the collection 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Temppeliaukio Church. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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