5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  20​h
1
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Tampere is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 68°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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