3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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3 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

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Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect nights in Savonlinna to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Imatra.

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Imatra holiday planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Imatra by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online tour itinerary planner .

Lappeenranta is very close to Imatra. In November, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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