12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Lappeenranta
— Few hours
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saimaa Canal. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary builder app .

Orio Al Serio, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orio Al Serio to Lappeenranta. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orio Al Serio in August: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You've now added Repovesi National Park to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Explore hidden gems such as Linden Esplanade and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Beach Mansikkalahti, & more) and Hamina (Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral & St. John's Church). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and make a trip to Stromforsin ruukki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa online day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. August in Loviisa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Repovesi National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Drive from Loviisa to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parikkala, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress and then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta road trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress