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: Denver
Fly:  19​h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Denver

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Kurjenrahka National Park. We've included these beaches for you: Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Parainen) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planning website .

Denver, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Turku is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in August, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma, Teijo national park, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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