5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Drive:  6​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Main Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Ristin kirkko, then take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Sippola church, and finally go for a walk through Ankkapurha Culture Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kouvola travel itinerary planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Kouvola is an approximately 4-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Kouvola is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kouvola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kouvola

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ankkapurha Culture Park
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Ankkapurha Culture Park ©
Ankkapurha Culture Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko ©
Pyhan Ristin kirkko

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, and finally head outdoors with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lappeenranta journey builder website .

Getting from Kouvola to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lappeenranta are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeenrannan kirkko ©
Lappeenrannan kirkko

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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