6 days in Lappeenranta & Espoo Itinerary

6 days in Lappeenranta & Espoo Itinerary

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6 days in Lappeenranta & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Bologna

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wolkoff House Museum and Salpa Line Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala), Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Kummakivi Boulder (in Ruokolahti). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

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Bologna, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bologna to Lappeenranta is 1 hour. Traveling from Bologna in September, things will get slightly colder in Lappeenranta: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taipalsaaren kirkko, Salpa Line Museum, Siikalahti Wetland, Kummakivi Boulder, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Wolkoff House Museum ©
Wolkoff House Museum
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, experience the excitement of Trap Factory, then admire the masterpieces at Gallen-Kallela Museum, and then get outside with Arctic Expedition.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Espoo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Espoo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Museums
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arctic Expedition ©
Arctic Expedition
Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum

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