8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
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.
Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church for their historical value. Ullanlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahti holiday planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Lahti to Mustasaari with the Route module. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then shop like a local with Laukko Manor, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary tool .

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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