8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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 Lammassaari Island. Popular historic sites such as Lauritsala Church and Sandcastle Lappeenranta are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress and browse the different shops at IsoKristiina.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Lappeenranta is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lappeenranta is 2 hours. While traveling from London, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of -1°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive 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
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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 The Aalto House. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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