6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Barcelona

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route website .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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