13 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Alicante
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Alicante

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola), Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa) and Haemeenlinna (Evo Hiking Area & Museo Militaria). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Ideapark.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website .

Alicante, Spain to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Alicante to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Alicante in April: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Ideapark, Parola Tank Museum, Kurjenrahka National Park, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Ekenas Archipelago National Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Riverside Park & Santalahti Nature Trail). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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