9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Lahti Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Lahti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Billings

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Helsinki

— 4 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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Billings, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Billings to Helsinki, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Billings in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Helsinki, with lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: boost your wellbeing at Tullin Sauna, then get a taste of local nightlife at Tea Shop Veistrom, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 31°F and lows are around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Lahti

— 1 night
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lahti are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip