8 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary planning site .

Detroit, USA to Tampere is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Tampere is 7 hours. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko ©
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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