13 days in Vantaa & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Vantaa & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vantaa
— 5 nights
2
Tampere
— 7 nights

5
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Explore Vantaa's surroundings by going to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more) and Jarvenpaa (Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Heureka, get outside with King's Road, admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko, and explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vantaa route maker tool.

Helsinki to Vantaa is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vantaa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Espoo, Porvoo, Tuusula, Jarvenpaa
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Helsinki (Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, The Esplanadi Park, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, walk around Nasi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere visit planning site.

Getting from Vantaa to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Helsinki
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence