6 days in Helsinki, Pietarsaari & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Pietarsaari & Tampere Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Pietarsaari & Tampere Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Pietarsaari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
On the 17th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then partake in some friendly competition at InsideOut Productions.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Pietarsaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Pietarsaari

Pietarsaari
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pietarsaari driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pietarsaari takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You'll set off for Tampere on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Shopping Wildlife Nature
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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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Milavida Museo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner .

You can drive from Pietarsaari to Tampere in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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