16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Head to Old Market Hall and Hakaniemi Marketfor some retail therapy. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Boss Shop, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Porin Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Lahti

— 3 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Visit Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Stromforsin Ruukki for their historical value. The adventure continues: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Lahti by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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