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 Paijanne-Ilves Trail. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Veturimuseo (in Akaa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Pohtiolampi, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Tampere at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Paavolan Tammi and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Pike's Gut), 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: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland.

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 4: