8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Portland

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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Portland in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 40°F and 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere to go to Hameenlinna and see Ahvenisto, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: savor a hot drink at Tea Shop Veistrom, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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