9 days in Turku & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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9 days in Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Archangel Michael's church and Turku Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Nagu Church (in Nagu), Korpo Church (in Korpo) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Turku Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Nagu Church, Korpo Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Bellevue Beach
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sibelius Birthplace, and finally examine the collection at Museo Militaria. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. 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, Parola Tank Museum, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

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