20 days in Tampere, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

20 days in Tampere, Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
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Vantaa
— 14 nights
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Helsinki
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker tool.

Vantaa to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Vantaa

— 14 nights
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and St Michael Church. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more), Kotka (Kotka Church, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, &more) and Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi). The adventure continues: glide through natural beauty at Messila Ski Centre, stroll around Kuusijarvi, enjoy some diversion at VM Karting Center, and get your bearings at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vantaa attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Vantaa in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Vantaa can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take a memorable drive along King's Road.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

You can drive from Vantaa to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Trails

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