31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Lappeenranta
— 12 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 17 nights
Fly + Train:  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.
Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Hevoshaan Arboretum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Kotka (Riverside Park, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, stroll through Puumalan Lake, get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, and take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta route site.

London, UK to Lappeenranta is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Lappeenranta. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Kotka, Puumala, Kouvola, Ruokolahti
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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 in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Raseborg, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Evo Hiking Area, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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