8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Tampere
— 4 nights

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

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 to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ahtari Zoo, Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

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