22 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Helsinki
— 18 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

18
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 discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo), Kotka (Riverside Park, Kumparepuisto Park, & more) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Teijo national park. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Porvoo, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Fiskars Village
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
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 18th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

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