5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  5​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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 3rd (Tue): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Tampere is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampere, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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 5th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, then don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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