6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, thenexamine 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 °C and lows at °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 Historic Sites
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Arboretum Mustila and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll around Kaivopuisto, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °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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