3 days in Imatra & Lappeenranta Itinerary

3 days in Imatra & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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3 days in Imatra & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h 30​min
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Imatra
— 1 night
train:  30​min
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

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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 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally examine the collection at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at De tre korsens kyrka, don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and finally don't miss a visit to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Imatra holiday planner .

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Imatra are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puumala, Kummakivi Boulder, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
De tre korsens kyrka ©
De tre korsens kyrka

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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 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress and then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal.

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Lappeenranta is very close to Imatra. In May, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

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

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