5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

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 2nd (Wed): meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, stop by Ideapark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere itinerary maker.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Pack the 6th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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