13 days in Tampere, Pori & Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Tampere, Pori & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Pori trip builder tool.

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Pori to Helsinki by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to 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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