8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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