6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Bologna

1
night
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 1st (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally don't miss a visit to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lappeenranta trip maker .

Bologna, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bologna to Lappeenranta. Traveling from Bologna in September, things will get little chillier in Lappeenranta: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Museums
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Arboretum Mustila and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, walk around Kaivopuisto, and get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki route planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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