8 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Korkeasaari Zoo. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brussels in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ruokolahden Kirkko. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Ruokolahti
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Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

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