6 days in Helsinki, Pietarsaari & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Pietarsaari & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Pietarsaari
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then have some family-friendly fun at InsideOut Productions.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -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
For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pietarsaari day trip app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Pietarsaari in 2.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Tampere.

Things to do in Pietarsaari

Shopping · Nature · Parks
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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 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then get engrossed in the history at Milavida Museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Pietarsaari to Tampere in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up 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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