8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lappeenranta & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  15​h
1
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Thessaloniki

3
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 a sense of the local culture at Linden Esplanade and Wolkoff House Museum. Stromforsin ruukki and Lemin kirkko will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral (in Hamina). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and head off the coast to Lammassaari Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta holiday builder .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Thessaloniki in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lappeenranta: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Imatra, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, Siikalahti Wetland, Hiidenvuori
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Lemin kirkko ©
Lemin kirkko
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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