8 days in Lappeenranta, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lappeenranta, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lappeenranta, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brindisi
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Brindisi

1
night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta holiday maker app .

Brindisi, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brindisi to Lappeenranta. While traveling from Brindisi, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Lappeenranta, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Visit Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Old Rauma, & more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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