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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Brunberg Candy Factory Shopfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, & more) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Turku, Porvoo, Finnish Aviation Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Parola Tank Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) and get engrossed in the history at Hiekka Art Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere online road trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 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 Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Palkaneen Kirkko
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Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

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