10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti travel route builder tool .

Pittsburgh, USA to Lahti is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburgh to Lahti is 7 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in August, things will get slightly colder in Lahti: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Head to Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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