13 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Loviisa
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Lappeenranta
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa and Marian Kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Stromforsin Ruukki. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Aijanniemi Beach, &more), Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Hamina Old Town (in Hamina).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Loviisa is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Loviisa: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Loviisa

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy and Lappeenranta Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Kerimaki Church and Sandcastle Lappeenranta are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Rapio Mill (in Juva), Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall and pause for some serene contemplation at Lemin kirkko.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Loviisa to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Kansallisgalleria. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Mannerheim Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology, get a taste of the local shopping with CraftCorner, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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