13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lahti
— 1 day
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
day
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 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahti day trip planning site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lahti is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in October, with highs in Lahti at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Lahti to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lahti in October; daily highs in Saariselka reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in October, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sun), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and stop by Marimekko.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church