6 days in Imatra, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Imatra, Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
3
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— Few hours
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Imatra online travel route planner.

Helsinki to Imatra is an approximately 3- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Imatra sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), you'll travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Ruokolahden Kirkko
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Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Ruokolahden Kirkko ©
Ruokolahden Kirkko
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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day
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 9th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then examine the collection at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta online attractions planner.

Lappeenranta is very close to Imatra. In June in Lappeenranta, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Imatra.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Museums
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Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko

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nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
On the 10th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and then kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Detachment Kuhlmey, then explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Imatra route maker site.

Imatra is very close to Lappeenranta. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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hours
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.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church