13 days in Tampere, Pori & Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Tampere, Pori & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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13 days in Tampere, Pori & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Oulu
train:  4​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Oulu

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Ylojarvi and see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Oulu to Tampere is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and walk around Kirjurinluoto.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Pori takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pori to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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