8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Senate Square 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: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, 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 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

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 Ahtari Zoo. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, approximately Hameenlinna away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

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 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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