7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Helsinki

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder site .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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 6th (Mon): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lahti travel route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

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Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Boss Shop. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app .

Getting from Lahti to Helsinki by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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