13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Lahti
— 3 nights
3
Tampere
— 3 nights

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Guide-Matti (in Tammisaari) and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online route maker.

Metzingen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Metzingen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Guide-Matti, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
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: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip itinerary maker tool.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Evo Hiking Area, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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.

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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trip

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

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