5 days in Imatra & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Imatra & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
1
Imatra
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

1
day
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra online trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Imatra is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Imatra due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Imatra at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Tainionkosken Church ©
Tainionkosken Church

3
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Helsinki are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Stadin Panimo ©
Stadin Panimo

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