8 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lahti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Lahti
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Estonia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Lahti

— 2 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Messila Ski Centre, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally stop by Trio. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, get in on the family fun at Puuhamaa, then examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), and finally examine the collection at Hunting Museum of Finland.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lahti sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lahti to be little chillier, temps between -1°C and -6°C.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Shopping · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

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