14 days in Tavastia Proper, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Tavastia Proper, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Tavastia Proper, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Tavastia Proper
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 9 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tavastia Proper

Tavastia Proper ©
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then steep yourself in history at Jokioinen Museum Railway, and then admire the masterpieces at Forssa Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tavastia Proper holiday planner.

Helsinki to Tavastia Proper is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Tavastia Proper can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Tavastia Proper

Museums Historic Sites
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Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), then explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and then explore the world behind art at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then look for gifts at Ideapark, and then take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Getting from Tavastia Proper to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. April in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Ideapark, Visavuori, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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9
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to S-market Hakaniemi and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Haapasaari Island, & more), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route maker site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Kotka, Fagervik Museum, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral