13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Ruokolahti Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Ruokolahti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ruokolahti
— 7 nights

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Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Katajanokka. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website.

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ruokolahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Ruokolahti

— 7 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Repovesi National Park and Ruokolahden Kirkko. Kids will enjoy Joutsenon kirkko and Angry Birds Activity Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ruokolahti side-trips: Rapio Mill (in Juva), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland) and Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road, Liehtalanniemen museotila, &more).

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ruokolahti trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Ruokolahti in 4 hours. In July in Ruokolahti, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night.

Things to do in Ruokolahti

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 30: