4 days in Helsinki & Lappeenranta Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Tampere

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Tampere to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Spas & Wellness
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll through Lammassaari Island, then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by MyGoodKnife, then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappeenranta by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
MyGoodKnife ©
MyGoodKnife
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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