5 days in Turku & Lappeenranta Itinerary

5 days in Turku & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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5 days in Turku & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Turku

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Luxembourg, the closest major airport is Turku Airport. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
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 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Imatrankoski, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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