11 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sapokka Water Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the galleries of Turku Castle and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
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 27th (Fri): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere visit planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Museo Militaria, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Katajanokka, then engage your brain at Heureka, and then head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Heureka
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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