9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Edinburgh

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Nuuksio National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hiidenvuori. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

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Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Porvoo Old Town, Hiidenvuori
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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