5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
1
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne


1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Tampere online route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Tampere. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 22nd (Tue): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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