6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lahti
— 1 night
train:  1​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Old Market Hall. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and look for gifts at Boss Shop.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then look for gifts at Trio.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Trio ©
Trio

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