6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Marimekko and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lahti travel route builder .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Lahti sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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