9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Berlin Tegel

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Linna Golf & Country Club (in Hameenlinna) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip builder.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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