12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Nasinneula Tower. Get in touch with nature at Paijanne-Ilves Trail and Pohtiolampi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Veturimuseo (in Akaa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Helsinki

— 9 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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Paavolan Tammi. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanko (Gunnarstrand & Pike's Gut), Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Nuuksio Reindeer Park (in Espoo). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and get your bearings at The National Library of Finland.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online day trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips