9 days in Lappeenranta, Helsinki Region & Lahti Itinerary

9 days in Lappeenranta, Helsinki Region & Lahti Itinerary

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9 days in Lappeenranta, Helsinki Region & Lahti Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip builder website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get slightly colder in Lappeenranta: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Imatra
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park and then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip tool .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Get some cultural insight at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Ristinkirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Tampere (Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, Rauhaniemi Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lahti online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Lahti, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tampere, Hollola, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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