12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

6
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 Galerie Forsblom. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Turku Castle, Turun Kauppahalli, & more), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Porvoo (Riimikko & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Alexandria in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turku, Porvoo, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Vitikkala Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. Visit Old Rauma and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing for their historical value. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Laukko Manor in Vesilahti, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Tampere are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Laukko Manor, Vitikkala Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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