9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki. 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 Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas 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: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Linna Golf & Country Club) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 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

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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