4 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Oslo, Norway
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Oslo, Norway

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at The National Library of Finland.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey website .

Oslo, Norway to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Room Escape Games

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