3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4 h
1
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
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), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip tool.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, you will find days in Savonlinna are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Imatra itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Imatra can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks
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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.
Start 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 explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta journey planner.

Lappeenranta is just a short distance from Imatra. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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