5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Minneapolis

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): ponder the design of Musical Fountain, take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary website .

Minneapolis, USA to Lahti is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Lahti hover around 70°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Nature, #Parks

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Vaaksy Canal
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Vesijärvi harbor ©
Vesijärvi harbor

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route tool .

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Rauma by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Getting from Rauma to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument

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