13 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lahti
— 5 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can 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
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Salpa Line Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Visit Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna), The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland (in Asikkala) and Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Kotka Church, & more). Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lahti holiday builder .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lahti are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Haemeenlinna, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Repovesi National Park, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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