9 days in Lappeenranta, Helsinki Region & Lahti Itinerary

9 days in Lappeenranta, Helsinki Region & Lahti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahti
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Lappeenranta

— 1 night

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and finally stroll through Lempukka Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta attractions planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Lappeenranta at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Lahti

— 4 nights
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Step out of the city life by going to Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Lahti: Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Tallipihan Suklaapuoti (in Tampere). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, contemplate the waterfront views at Kiikunlahde, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Lahti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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