16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
3
Jyvaskyla
— 9 nights
Drive
4
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Stuttgart

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Stuttgart in August, you will find days in Helsinki are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland and then take a leisurely stroll along Vesijärvi harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko and then examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lahti vacation builder app.

Getting from Helsinki to Lahti by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 17:

Jyvaskyla

— 9 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi), Kuopio (Puijo Tower & Kuopio Market City Hall) and Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, and don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Jyvaskyla day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Jyvaskyla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lahti in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Jyvaskyla. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 26:

Hameenlinna

— 3 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. When in Hameenlinna, make a side trip to see The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo) in Kangasala, approximately Kangasala away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Militaria, walk around Aulanko, and step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hameenlinna road trip planning tool.

Drive from Jyvaskyla to Hameenlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Hameenlinna sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Central Finland travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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