14 days in Helsinki Region, Lappeenranta & Turku Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region, Lappeenranta & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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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 inner history buff will appreciate Joutsenon kirkko and Taipalsaaren kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala), Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Hevoshaan Arboretum).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lappeenranta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Kouvola, Siikalahti Wetland, Taipalsaaren kirkko, Bunker Museum
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Bunker Museum
Bunker Museum

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa travel planner.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Loviisa in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kaunissaari, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary maker website.

Porvoo is very close to Loviisa. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kaunissaari, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Abo Akademi. You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Teijo National Park in Pernio, approximately Pernio away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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