31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

31 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lappeenranta
— 12 nights
2
Helsinki
— 17 nights

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 Siikalahti Wetland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko), Kotka (Riverside Park, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more) and Kouvola (Hevoshaan Arboretum & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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 Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna). Spend the 24th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °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, Teijo National Park, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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