20 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Helsinki

9
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Vantaa, Halosenniemi Museum, Nuuksio National Park, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

10
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Old Church of Keuruu and Holy Cross Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Militaria, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gustaf, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tampere, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parola, Hameenlinna, Mantta-Vilppula, Kangasala, Visavuori
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

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