13 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Lahti
— 5 nights

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

5
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Kotka Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salpa Line Museum and Motorcycle Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Linden Esplanade, &more) and The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland (in Asikkala). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lahti online trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Lahti sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hameenlinna, Repovesi National Park, Salpa Line Museum, Hamina Town Hall
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

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