11 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Lappeenranta Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
4
Loviisa
— 3 nights

2
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.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

1
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 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, thentake an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Turku to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Riverside Park, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Loviisa in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Loviisa are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Porvoo Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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