3 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  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), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then stroll around Kaivopuisto, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip site.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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