11 days in Lappeenranta & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Lappeenranta & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall and then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto), Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Kemi SnowCastle (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lappeenranta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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