5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Fri), test the waters at Tullin Sauna. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stop by Tea Shop Veistrom.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online road trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nightlife · Spas · Shopping
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 Temppeliaukio Church. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and discover the deep blue sea with Dive Finland Oy.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip site.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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