11 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

11 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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11 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Espoo
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Visit Hvittrask and Raseborg Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Finnish Railway Museum and Exhibition Centre WeeGee. Take a break from Espoo with a short trip to Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja in Lohja, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Espoo road trip planning site .

Berlin, Germany to Espoo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kirkkonummi, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, The Finnish Railway Museum, Raseborg Castle, Heureka
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
The Finnish Railway Museum ©
The Finnish Railway Museum
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Temppeliaukion Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Santalahti Nature Trail (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Helsinki is just a stone's throw from Espoo. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santalahti Nature Trail, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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 8th (Tue): stroll around Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Hame Castle
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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