13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Lahti
— 3 nights
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Tampere
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Helsinki

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 Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Guide-Matti. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, visit Katajanokka, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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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 difference when traveling from Metzingen to Helsinki is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lahti

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 Evo Hiking Area. Get out of town with these interesting Lahti side-trips: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) 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 train from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

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Tampere

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 Hatanpaa Arboretum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas and Finlayson Church. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, test the waters at Tullin Sauna, and get all the equipment you need at Suppaa Tampere.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

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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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Suppaa Tampere ©
Suppaa Tampere

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