12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

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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 Airport

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Helsinki

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 Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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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4
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Tampere

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 Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Yyteri Beach ©
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Yyteri Beach
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
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Loviisa

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, view the masterpieces at 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

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Architectural Building
Cathedral of Porvoo
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