26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Lahti
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Lahti
— 4 nights
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Savonlinna
— 4 nights
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Kalajoki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lempaala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Hartford

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Lahti

Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ristinkirkko and Lahti City Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Riverside Park & Museum of Aviation) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Radio and TV Museum, admire the masterpieces at Lahti Art Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Pikku Vesijarvi, and let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahti sightseeing planner.

Hartford, USA to Lahti is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hartford to Lahti is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hartford in August; daily highs in Lahti reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Savonlinna Cathedral and Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli. When in Savonlinna, make a side trip to see Lammassaari Island in Imatra, approximately Imatra away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lahti to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Kalajoki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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Kalajoki

Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maakalla and Jukupark Kalajoki. Go for a jaunt from Kalajoki to Kannus to see Kannuksen Kirkko about 50 minutes away.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kalajoki route builder app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kalajoki in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to Lempaala.

Things to do in Kalajoki

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lempaala

Lempäälä is a municipality in southwestern Finland with inhabitants. Explore hidden gems such as St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Koylio Church. Explore Lempaala's surroundings by going to Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun), Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio) and Glasdorf Nuutajarvi (in Western Finland). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, examine the collection at Veturimuseo, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park, and step into the grandiose world of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lempaala trip builder app.

You can drive from Kalajoki to Lempaala in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lempaala

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Helsinki

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden), Turku (Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, Turku Cathedral, &more) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, walk around Kaivopuisto, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lempaala to Helsinki takes 2 hours. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."