6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
Lahti
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Barcelona

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.
Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lahti are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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