12 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo. Get in touch with nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Yyteri Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Rosenlew Museum (in Pori). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Evo Hiking Area
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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