13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Didrichsen Art Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Metzingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Linden Esplanade and Pihamaa Estate & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Jump Up and Arboretum Mustila. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lahti are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Finlayson Church. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and get all the equipment you need at Suppaa Tampere.

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Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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