13 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

9
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, cruise along King's Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route maker .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Vantaa, King's Road, Paavolan Tammi
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Room Escape Games

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