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: Turku
Drive:  2​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Turku

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary app .

Brussels, Belgium to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Tampere is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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 18th (Thu): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): tee off at Hirsala Golf and then tee off at Tapiola Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, take a stroll around Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Hvittrask, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Espoo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Golf Wildlife

Side Trip

Kirkkonummi
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Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Kirkkonummen kirkko ©
Kirkkonummen kirkko

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally examine the collection at Postbacken.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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