8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, approximately Ylojarvi away. Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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