10 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Yyteri Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori), Koylio Church (in Koylio) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Pori, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Koylio Church, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Hame Castle
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and The Aalto House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Porvoo and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Finnish Aviation Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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