12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Riimikkofor some retail therapy. Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Turku (Turku Castle, Turun Kauppahalli, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with ARTag Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
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 Galleria Ronga. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

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