17 days in Tavastia Proper Itinerary

17 days in Tavastia Proper Itinerary

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Hameenlinna
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Sysma
— 5 nights
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Lahti
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Hameenlinna

— 6 nights
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Hameenlinna side-trips: Tammela (Tammelan kirkko & Torronsuo National Park), Forssa (Forssa Museum & Forssa Museum of Natural History) and Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo (in Ypaja). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, stroll around Aulanko, see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, and learn about all things military at The Parola Armour Museum.

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Helsinki to Hameenlinna is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sysma.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Sysma

— 5 nights
Sysmä is a municipality of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Sysma side-trips: Padasjoki (Keinuhonka Farm, Paijanne-Ilves Trail, &more). Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: hike along Paijatsalo Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kammiovuori Trail, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sysma Church.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sysma tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Sysma takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Lahti on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Sysma

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Lahti

— 5 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahti: Heinolan Vesitorni (in Heinola) and Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Vaaksy Canal, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, take in the waterfront at Vesijärvi harbor, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti journey planner.

Getting from Sysma to Lahti by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

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Tavastia Proper travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Castles · Civic Centers
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. It borders to the regions Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia, and Uusimaa.Hämeenlinna is the largest urban area in the region. There are two other municipalities that have township status: Riihimäki and Forssa.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia (historical province)MunicipalitiesThe region of Tavastia Proper is made up of 11 municipalities, of which three have city status (marked in bold).Forssa sub-region: Forssa (17,724)Humppila (2,495)Jokioinen (5,653)Tammela (6,537)Ypäjä (2,541) Hämeenlinna sub-region: Hattula (9,724)Hämeenlinna (67,577)Janakkala (16,917) Riihimäki sub-region: Hausjärvi (8,864)Loppi (8,393)Riihimäki (29,053)

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