4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

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4 days in Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  2​h
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 day
train:  3​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
3
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
day
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 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning website .

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planning tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Savonlinna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Visavuori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally steep yourself in history at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Hameenlinna day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Hameenlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Church of Hollola, Visavuori
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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