8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Boise

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planning app.

Boise, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boise to Helsinki is 9 hours. While traveling from Boise, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), walk around Nasi Park, take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area, and find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday website.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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