12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Erfurt

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Erfurt, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Erfurt to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Loviisa

— 2 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Riimikko, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Loviisa in 3 hours. In June in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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