9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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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
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, Tampere is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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 21st (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Helsinki

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Senate Square. Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around Sibelius Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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