12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, &more) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. In September, Helsinki is cooler than Alexandria - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Serlachius Museum Gustaf capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Parola Armour Museum and Hiekka Art Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. 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, Visavuori, The Parola Armour Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), Palkaneen Kirkko
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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