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 Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Turku (Turku Cathedral, Turku Castle, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Aalto House.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website.

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 °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to 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 The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and The Parola Armour Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Hiekka Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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, The Parola Armour Museum, Palkaneen Kirkko, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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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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