9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yyteri Beach and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online holiday planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in Tampere hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Villa Mairea, Yyteri Beach
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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 29th (Mon): make a trip to Naantali Old Town, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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