7 days in Lappeenranta, Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lappeenranta, Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lappeenranta, Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
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 26th (Thu), browse the different shops at IsoKristiina, examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then stop by Rajamarket, and then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip maker tool .

Milan, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Milan in April, you will find days in Lappeenranta are cooler (8°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-1°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Imatra
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stop by Mikkeli Market Place, examine the collection at Headquarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally learn about winemaking at Ollinmaki Winery.

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You can drive from Lappeenranta to Mikkeli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Ollinmaki Winery
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Mikkeli Market Place ©
Mikkeli Market Place

3
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.
Head to Marimekko and Boss Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Ullanlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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