8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  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.
Lappeenranta Fortress and Lauritsala Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Savitaipale Church (in Savitaipale) and Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall and browse the different shops at IsoKristiina.

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London, UK to Lappeenranta is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in December, plan for colder days in Lappeenranta, with highs around -1°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Imatra, Repovesi National Park, Savitaipale Church
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Nuuksio National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Turku Cathedral in Turku--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Lappeenranta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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