20 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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20 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 10 nights
train:  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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planning app .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Vantaa, Halosenniemi Museum, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Castle Hill
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

10
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Visavuori and Jokioinen Museum Railway. You'll explore and learn at Parola Tank Museum and Moomin Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Old Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Serlachius Museum Gosta, see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tampere road trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. 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 take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola, Hameenlinna, Kangasala, Old Church of Keuruu
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

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