8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatorifor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, stop by Pien, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online travel route builder .

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 difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Popular historic sites such as Tampere Cathedral and Finlayson Church are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Tallipihan Suklaapuoti or Ideapark. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna), Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gosta & Serlachius Museum Gustaf) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, contemplate the long history of Hameensilta, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker app .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Museo Militaria, Ideapark, Parola Tank Museum
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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