11 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Repovesi National Park, Kiikunlahde, Hiidenkirnut
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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