9 days in Turku & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
End: Turku

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Marela Museum House, &more) and Korpo Church (in Korpo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday builder tool.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiport is Turku Airport. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Nagu Church, Bellevue Beach, Korpo Church, Kultaranta Garden
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum, then contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, The Parola Armour Museum
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

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