Route & dates
Fly to Helsinki, Drive to Tampere
Tampere— 5 nights
Helsinki— 7 nights
Thu, Nov 22 - Thu, Dec 6
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 Stone Castle of Pirunvuori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Paijanne-Ilves Trail) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.
To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary website.
Saskatoon, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Saskatoon to Tampere. Traveling from Saskatoon in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Tampere
Kangasala, Padasjoki, Kurjenrahka National Park, Yyteri Beach, 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 Temppeliaukio Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, cruise along King's Road, get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.
For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.
Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Vantaa, King's Road, Nuuksio National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 5:
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