12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Erfurt
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Erfurt

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder app .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Paijatsalo Trail
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Riimikko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Loviisa journey planner .

Drive from Tampere to Loviisa in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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