7 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Kalevan Church. Relax by the water at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Venture out of the city with trips to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area.

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

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Tampere reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Yyteri Beach, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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 27th (Tue), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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