16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
End: Tampere

7
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Turku Castle (in Turku) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Turku Castle, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and don't miss a visit to Haralanharju Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Yyteri Beach, Hame Castle, Old Rauma, Haralanharju Tower
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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