9 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Lahti & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Billings

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Helsinki

— 3 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: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Billings, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. While traveling from Billings, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 32°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahti trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lahti sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then test the waters at Tullin Sauna, then let little ones run wild at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and finally stroll around Nasi Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Spas · Nature · Beaches