4 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka and take in the views from Rakkauden Silta.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

Turku to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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