5 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h
End: Manchester

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 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation maker.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

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

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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