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Lappeenranta

3.7
Bodies of Water · Castles · Specialty Museums

Popular things to do in Lappeenranta

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Water Body
Saimaa Canal
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Lappeenranta Fortress
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Sandcastle Lappeenranta
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Theme Park
Angry Birds Activity Park
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland. It sits just 30 km (19 mi) from the Russian border, a fact that has played an important role in this compact city's culture and 360-year history. Many consider Lappeenranta to represent a meeting and blending of eastern and western cultures. The city's historic fortress, 18th-century Orthodox church, several high-quality museums, and picturesque harbor are all big draws that have contributed to Lappeenranta's status as Finland’s second most visited city. Our Finland trip planning tool allows you to plan your trip to Lappeenranta and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

Side trips from Lappeenranta

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National Park
Repovesi National Park Kouvola
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Waterfall
Imatra Waterfall Imatra
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo Kotka
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Garden
Sapokka Water Garden Kotka
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lappeenranta

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Architectural Building
Lappeen Marian kirkko
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Wolkoff House Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Lauritsala Church
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Korpikeidas
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lappeenranta

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Church
Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Lappeenrannan kirkko
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Joutsenon kirkko
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Ristikankaan kappeli
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Lappeenranta

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Department Store
Prisma
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
IsoKristiina
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
MyGoodKnife
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Shopping Mall
Shopping Mall Galleria
2.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Lappeenranta

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Art Museum
Lappeenrannan taidemuseo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
South Karelia Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Saimaa Kanal Museum
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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