8 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Spas & Wellness and Room Escape Games. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, have some family-friendly fun at True VR, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo Old Town
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Spas & Wellness
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stromforsin ruukki and Repovesi National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma). The adventure continues: let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park and don't miss a visit to Musical Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lahti sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Paijatsalo Trail, Stromforsin ruukki
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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