15 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Loviisa
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 5 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, &more) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola).

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Bologna, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Bologna, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Loviisa, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 Olavinlinna Castle and Wolkoff House Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God and Joutsenon kirkko. Explore Lappeenranta's surroundings by going to Savonlinna Cathedral (in Savonlinna), Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti) and Puumala wooden church (in Puumala). Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Lappeenranta takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Old Customs House, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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