12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Tampere
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Market Square Kauppatori and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti), Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop) and Turku (Turku Castle & Turun Taidehalli). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Alexandria in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. You'll explore and learn at Vitikkala Manor and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tampere using our trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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