8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Prague

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere online day trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Tampere is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Prague in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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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 and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and Ullanlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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