9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  30​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 2nd (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Tampere, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 4th (Sun): get your game on at Moomin World, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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.
Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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