22 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Loviisa
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

13
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Spend the 6th (Tue) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 25°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, King's Road, Teijo national park, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Viherlandia, then take in the exciting artwork at Kuokkalan kartano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Panda Factory Outlet.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Jyvaskyla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Panda Factory Outlet, Petajavesi Old Church
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Kuokkalan kartano ©
Kuokkalan kartano
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and Cathedral of Porvoo. Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Hiidenkirnut. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Hamina Old Town (in Hamina), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, & more) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop and wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Loviisa journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Loviisa takes 3 hours. In August in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Stromforsin ruukki, Hiidenkirnut, Hamina Old Town
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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