7 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kamppi Shopping Centre, Oodi Central Library, The National Museum of Finland, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then browse the collection at Oodi Central Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then explore the activities along Ruoholahti Canal, and finally take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You've added Finlayson Area, Moomin Museum, Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Moomin Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, and finally stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temppeliaukion Church, Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sibelius Monument. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): walk around Sibelius Monument and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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