3 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Fri), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then walk around Kaivopuisto, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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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 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere vacation planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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