14 days in Helsinki Region & Lappajarvi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region & Lappajarvi Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki Region & Lappajarvi Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Lappajarvi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Spokane

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online journey builder .

Spokane, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Helsinki is 10 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Spokane in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lappajarvi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Lappajarvi

Lappajarvi ©
Lappajärvi is a municipality in Finland in Southern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, then get in on the family fun at Powerpark, and then get outside with Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lappajarvi trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Lappajarvi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Lappajarvi are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Lappajarvi

Theme Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Powerpark
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kipinakodan Luonto- Ja Elamyspalvelut ©

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then stroll around Runeberg Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Lappajarvi to Porvoo with the Route module. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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