6 days in Savonlinna, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Savonlinna, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Savonlinna, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel route tool .

Milan, Italy to Savonlinna is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Savonlinna to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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night
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 7th (Fri), browse the different shops at Shopping Mall Galleria, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta route maker site .

Drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping

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Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Nuuksio National Park
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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