5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zurich
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Zurich

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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 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich to Tampere, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Tampere is a bit cooler than Zurich - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping
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Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Espoo travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Espoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann Department Store.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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