5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Geneva

3
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Boss Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Geneva in January, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Sun), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lahti road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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