8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

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 Imatra Waterfall and Repovesi National Park. 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 Lammassaari Island (in Imatra). 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in December, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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