9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel tool .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius will appeal to museum buffs. Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Linna Golf & Country Club (in Hameenlinna). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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