9 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
We've included these beaches for you: Suolijarvi Beach and Rauhaniemi Beach. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Hame Castle in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Tampere due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Marimekko, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Shopping, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

4
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Attractions like Kurjenrahka National Park and Yyteri Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Haemeenlinna to see Hame Castle about 1h 15 min away. Enjoy Tampere some more: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, look for gifts at Ideapark, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere trip site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lempaala, Kurjenrahka National Park, Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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