5 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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