Route & dates
Fly: 24 h
Tampere— 5 nights
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Helsinki— 7 nights
Fly: 20 h 30 min
Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Relax by the water at Rauhaniemi Beach and Yyteri Beach. Get some historical perspective at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Paijanne-Ilves Trail). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre.
Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
Saskatoon, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 25- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saskatoon to Tampere is 8 hours. In November, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Saskatoon - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Tampere
Padasjoki, Kangasala, Laukko Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Stone Castle of Pirunvuori
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:
Daughter of the Baltic
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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Lehman. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, shop like a local with Okra, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.
You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Vantaa, Kotka, Nuuksio National Park, King's Road, Sibelius Hall
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 5:
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