8 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Turku
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Tampere
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Helsinki
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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 22nd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Naples, Italy to Turku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Turku is cooler than Naples - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Trails
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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 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, browse the exhibits of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, see the interesting displays at The Parola Armour Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palander House, and finally examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). On your second day here, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Kotka Church). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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