7 days in Helsinki & Lappeenranta Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lappeenranta Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Lappeenranta

— 3 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get in touch with nature at Repovesi National Park and Kummakivi Boulder. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta tour site.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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