15 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bologna

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Hiidenkirnut and Katariina Seaside Park are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, & more).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Loviisa route maker website .

Bologna, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Loviisa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bologna in August, you will find days in Loviisa are cooler (23°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

5
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Olavinlinna Castle and Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Repovesi National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Savonlinna Cathedral (in Savonlinna), Puumala wooden church (in Puumala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta online trip planner .

You can drive from Loviisa to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In August in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Kouvola, Imatra, Siikalahti Wetland, Puumala wooden church
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

6
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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Nuuksio National Park and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get your game on at True VR, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Heureka
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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