20 days in Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

20 days in Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

9
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: Hameenlinna (Ahvenisto & Birthplace of Jean Sibelius), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take some stellar pictures from Padasjoen Tuomastornit, and join in the after-dark buzz at Vitikkala Manor.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Tampere, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Keuruu, Visavuori, Kallenaution Kievari, Holy Cross Church
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Lahti (Laune Central Park & Motorcycle Museum of Finland) and Church of Hollola (in Hollola). There's much more to do: make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, look for gifts at Riimikko, explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal, and steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Loviisa day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Loviisa takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Lahti, Hiidenkirnut, Church of Hollola, Vaaksy Canal
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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