31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 12 nights
2
Helsinki
— 17 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

12
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Step out of the city life by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and Siikalahti Wetland. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko), Kotka (Riverside Park, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, & more) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Hevoshaan Arboretum). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta visit planning site .

London, UK to Lappeenranta is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Kotka, Kouvola, Puumala, Parikkala
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

17
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Teijo National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Raseborg, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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