16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Tampere
— 7 nights
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Helsinki

— 8 nights

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 8:

Tampere

— 7 nights

Manchester of the North

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: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Linna Golf & Country Club (in Hameenlinna). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15: