9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker.

Denver, USA to Turku is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Turku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere attractions planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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.
Attractions like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around Sibelius Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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