16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Tampere
— 7 nights

8
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.
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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

7
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Linna Golf & Country Club (in Hameenlinna) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). Pack the 11th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip planning app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 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 · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Visavuori, Linna Golf & Country Club, The Parola Armour Museum, Haralanharju Tower
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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