3 days in Lappeenranta, Varkaus & Southern Savonia Itinerary

3 days in Lappeenranta, Varkaus & Southern Savonia Itinerary

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3 days in Lappeenranta, Varkaus & Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h
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Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Varkaus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kerimaki
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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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 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lappeen Marian kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta itinerary builder website .

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varkaus.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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Varkaus

Varkaus ©
Varkaus is a Middle-Savonian industrial town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Varkauden Museot, examine the collection at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, and then don't miss a visit to Varkaus Water Tower Terrace.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Varkaus trip website .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Varkaus takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Varkaus are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kerimaki.

Things to do in Varkaus

Museums Historic Sites
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Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
Varkauden Museot ©
Varkauden Museot
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace ©
Varkaus Water Tower Terrace

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Kerimaki

Kerimaki ©
Kerimäki is a former municipality of Finland. On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kerimaki trip planner .

You can drive from Varkaus to Kerimaki in 2 hours. July in Kerimaki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kerimaki

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Side Trips

Savonlinna, Punkaharju Ridge
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church