6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

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 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip planner.

Bologna, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bologna in September, with highs in Lappeenranta at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel route website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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