6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Riga
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
End: Riga

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Laune Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hiidenvuori, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenkirnut, Hiidenvuori
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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