5 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Umea
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
End: Umea

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Umea, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Umea to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then get engrossed in the history at Wolkoff House Museum, and then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta and then explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Nature Parks
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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