3 days in Helsinki, Lappeenranta & Savonlinna Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki, Lappeenranta & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Lappeenranta
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Savonlinna
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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta journey app.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna tour website.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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