8 days in Helsinki Region & Tampere Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, thenstroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Hietaranta Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Petajavesi Old Church will appeal to history buffs. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Serlachius Museum Gustaf in Mantta-Vilppula, approximately Mantta-Vilppula away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere online day trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Petajavesi Old Church, Yyteri Beach, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Katajanokka. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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