12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Erfurt
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive + 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio, 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

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Paijatsalo Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Pihamaa Estate & Winery. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Yyteri Beach, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Paijatsalo Trail
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Loviisa

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, thenget to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, thenadmire 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, thenget 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

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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