9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
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 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku travel planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Stockholm to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
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 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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