9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Pittsburgh - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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