9 days in Lappeenranta & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

9 days in Lappeenranta & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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9 days in Lappeenranta & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Lappeenranta
— 3 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta tour itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Lappeenranta is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Lappeenranta to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Imatra, Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Repovesi National Park
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

5
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Get in touch with nature at Ahtari Zoo and Laajis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Himos Ski Resort (in Jamsa), Evo Hiking Area (in Haemeenlinna) and Kuopio (Kuopio Market City Hall, Room Escape Games, & more). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and stroll through Maki-Matin perhepuisto.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Lappeenranta to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Kuopio, Evo Hiking Area, Ahtari Zoo, Himos Ski Resort
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Himos Ski Resort ©
Himos Ski Resort
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area