5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Veturimuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip maker app.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in May, Tampere is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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3
nights
Helsinki

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mannerheim Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Katajanokka, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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