Route & dates
15 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary
Tampere— 5 nights
train: 1h 30min
Helsinki— 7 nights
Fly: 21h 30min
Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Yyteri Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Laukko Manor. Venture out of the city with trips to Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna), Padasjoki (Padasjoen Tuomastornit & Paijanne-Ilves Trail) and Stone Castle of Pirunvuori (in Sastamala). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere vacation planner.
Saskatoon, Canada to Tampere is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. When traveling from Saskatoon in September, plan for little chillier days in Tampere, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.
Things to do in Tampere
Padasjoki, Kangasala, Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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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.You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Do your shopping at Sibelius Hall and Marimekko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Lehman), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, stop by Marimekko, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .
Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, Sibelius Hall
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