6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere travel route planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Tampere sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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