4 days in Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Lahti & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Lahti
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Geneva

2
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area, and then savor a hot drink at Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online journey planner .

Geneva, Switzerland to Lahti is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Lahti is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Geneva in August: highs in Lahti hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hiidenvuori, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Kinnarin Tila & Pioni Ja Piironki, Evo Hiking Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner .

Take a train from Lahti to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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