8 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Naples
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Naples

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 22nd (Thu), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Naples, Italy to Turku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Naples to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Naples in August, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, then see the interesting displays at Parola Tank Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palander House, and finally see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour planning site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola Tank Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Kotka Church), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Heureka, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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