12 days in Lappeenranta & Nordkapp Municipality Itinerary

12 days in Lappeenranta & Nordkapp Municipality Itinerary

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Lappeenranta, Finland
— 5 nights
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway
— 4 nights
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Lappeenranta, Finland

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sandcastle Lappeenranta and Lappeen Marian kirkko. Explore hidden gems such as Communications Centre Lokki and Ruokolahden Kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Lappeenranta side-trips: Imatra (Karelian Farmhouse Open Air Museum, Tainionkosken Church, &more), Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral, Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, &more) and Ruokolahden Kellotapuli (in Ruokolahti). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Lappeenrannan taidemuseo, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

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Florence, Italy to Lappeenranta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Lappeenranta is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in August; daily highs in Lappeenranta reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nordkapp Municipality.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Infantry Museum ©
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Infantry Museum
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Nordkapp Municipality, Norway

Some 200,000 visitors take a trip to Nordkapp Municipality every year, drawn by its two main attractions--North Cape and Knivskjellodden, considered by many the northernmost point of Europe.
Popular historic sites such as North Cape and Honningsvag Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Knivskjellodden and Kirkeporten in Skarsvag. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Gallery "West Of The Moon", make a trip to Gjesvaerstappan Nesting Cliffs, Nordkapp, admire the masterpieces at Nordkappmuseet, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery - East of the Sun.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nordkapp Municipality online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lappeenranta to Nordkapp Municipality takes 19 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Nordkapp Municipality is little chillier than Lappeenranta - with highs of 15°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nordkapp Municipality

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip