6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyj. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, and stop by Marimekko.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route builder site.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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 Outdoors

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): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Lahti using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere road trip website.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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