6 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Seoul

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Seoul to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seoul in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then go for a walk through Visavuori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Visavuori
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Room Escape Games
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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