8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

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.
Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Repovesi National Park. Popular historic sites such as Savitaipale Church and Lauritsala Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Lammassaari Island in Imatra (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta, and buy something for everyone on your list at IsoKristiina.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

London, UK to Lappeenranta is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Lappeenranta are cooler (-1°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Savitaipale Church, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Lappeenranta in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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