6 days in Mikkeli, Lappeenranta & Miettila Itinerary

6 days in Mikkeli, Lappeenranta & Miettila Itinerary

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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
2
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
3
Miettila
— Few hours

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola) and Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, and examine the collection at Infantry Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip app.

Helsinki to Mikkeli is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Repovesi National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and then explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Imatrankoski, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta travel route planning website.

Getting from Mikkeli to Lappeenranta by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miettila.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Imatra
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Miettila

Miettila ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Miettila day trip website.

You can drive from Lappeenranta to Miettila in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miettila

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rautjarven kirkko
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Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

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