12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Nasinneula Tower. Get in touch with nature at Paijanne-Ilves Trail and Pohtiolampi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Veturimuseo (in Akaa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 9 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio Reindeer Park (in Espoo). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 4: