13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Lahti
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's lots more to do: visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Guide-Matti, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Linden Esplanade and Pihamaa Estate & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Jump Up and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Evo Hiking Area, Arboretum Mustila, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Finlayson Church. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and get all the equipment you need at Suppaa Tampere.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Suppaa Tampere ©
Suppaa Tampere

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