8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Evo Hiking Area (in Haemeenlinna) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

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