8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Pien Shop & Barfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Finlayson Church. Do your shopping at Ideapark and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Mantta-Vilppula (Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art & Serlachius Museum Gustaf), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, steep yourself in history at Hameensilta, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere sightseeing planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Ideapark, The Parola Armour Museum, Museo Militaria
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), thentake a stroll through Katajanokka, thenget some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

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Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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