Lappeenranta travel guide

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Introduction to Lappeenranta

Welcome to Lappeenranta! This city in the region of South Karelia in Finland is a bucket list destination, home to many famous attractions, including Lappeenranta Fortress, Old Park, "Kissing Park", and Canal museum, Museum of Saimaa Canal. In this ultimate travel guide to Lappeenranta, you will learn everything you need to know before booking your ticket to Finland. Discover the day-to-day life of the over 72.9 thousand people who call Lappeenranta home and explore the city’s fascinating history, rich culture, and distinct architecture.

Easily accessible from Lappeenranta airport, Lappeenranta is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Finland any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Lappeenranta as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Lappeenranta is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Lappeenranta below!

Top services in Lappeenranta

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Lappeenranta, Finland. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 249 airlines that fly to Finland. Compare the rates and services of the 4 types of places to stay in Lappeenranta and the 4 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Lappeenranta.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Lappeenranta, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Lappeenranta on your vacation in Finland.

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Learn more about Finland

There are many reasons to visit the city of Lappeenranta, but a trip to Finland needs no explanation.

Exploring Finland, which spans 338,424 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Finland offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Lappeenranta Fortress, Old Park, "Kissing Park", and the Canal museum, Museum of Saimaa Canal, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Finland.

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What to see in Lappeenranta

Photo of Lappeenranta, Finland - The Saimaa in the center of the Lappeenranta. View from the fort.

Lappeenranta has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Lappeenranta.

Top attractions in Lappeenranta

Home to plenty of top attractions, Lappeenranta is more than just a wonderful city in Finland. Lappeenranta is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Finland.

One fascinating sight in Lappeenranta is the unforgettable Lappeenranta Fortress. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Lappeenranta.

Lappeenranta Fortress is open for visitors at any time of the day and is located at Kristiinankatu 3-5, 53900 Lappeenranta, Finland.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Finland, check out our list of top attractions in Lappeenranta below. Discover the best places to visit in Lappeenranta, including the fascinating Lappeenranta Fortress, Old Park, "Kissing Park", Canal museum, Museum of Saimaa Canal, and Lappeenranta Museum of Art.

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Things to do in Lappeenranta

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Enrich your travel experience in Lappeenranta by joining tours and activities. Lappeenranta offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Lappeenranta below.

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Vacation packages in Lappeenranta

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The best and easiest way to visit Lappeenranta is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Finland.

Booking a vacation package to Lappeenranta means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Lappeenranta to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Lappeenranta is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 74 unique vacation packages to Lappeenranta, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Lappeenranta.

Popular types of vacations in Lappeenranta

The most popular way to experience Lappeenranta is by visiting the city as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Finland. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Lappeenranta on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Finland, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Finland, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Lappeenranta, there is a vacation package for you.

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Discover and compare 74 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Lappeenranta.

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How to get to Lappeenranta

To get to the city of Lappeenranta the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Finland can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Lappeenranta by booking flights with any of the 1 airline that offer direct flights to Lappeenranta airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Lappeenranta airport are Ryanair, China Eastern Airlines, Azul, Ethiopian Airlines, and LATAM Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Lappeenranta.

To reach the city of Lappeenranta, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Lappeenranta airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Lappeenranta, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Lappeenranta airport and Lappeenranta below.

Find cheap flights to Lappeenranta

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Lappeenranta, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Finland. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Lappeenranta, Finland, in October.

The cheapest one-way flight to Lappeenranta costs around 27 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Lappeenranta cost approximately 324 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on November 14 and the return flight is scheduled on November 18. The flight time is around 34 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Helsinki.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Finland and the city of Lappeenranta from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Lappeenranta

Travelers visiting Lappeenranta in Finland can fly to Lappeenranta airport directly from 1031 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Lappeenranta airport and the city of Lappeenranta in Finland depart from Sydney airport in Sydney, Australia, Keflavík International airport in Reykjavik, Iceland, and Valencia airport in Valencia, Spain.

Travelers can fly to Finland by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Sydney; from 2 weekly flight(s) from Reykjavik; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Valencia.

The airline that operates most flights to Finland is Thai Vietjet. Thai Vietjet offers 3 scheduled flight routes to Finland.

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Where to stay in Lappeenranta

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Lappeenranta is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Lappeenranta usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Lappeenranta offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Lappeenranta and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Lappeenranta planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Lappeenranta, you'll find 4 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Finland can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Lappeenranta. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Lappeenranta.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Lappeenranta in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Lappeenranta

A trip to the fascinating Lappeenranta, Finland, means opportunities to relax at any of the 4 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 29 hotels, 21 vacation rental apartments, 12 cottages and 2 guesthouses. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Lappeenranta provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, Hotelli Rakuuna is one of the top picks of travelers in Lappeenranta.

The hotel is located at Mannerheiminkatu 8 and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Bar, and Gym.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Lappeenranta. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Lappeenranta, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Miekkala Majoitus. For approximately 61 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular guesthouse.

Below is a list of all 4 different types of places to stay in Lappeenranta. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Lappeenranta

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Lappeenranta for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 64 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Lappeenranta provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Lappeenranta are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Lappeenranta.

If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Holiday Club Saimaa, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Lappeenranta, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Hotelli Rakuuna, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Lappeenranta. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Lappeenranta on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Lappeenranta that match the information provided.

Car rental in Lappeenranta

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Lappeenranta. Lappeenranta has 4 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Lappeenranta start from 61.05 EUR per day or 427.38 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Volkswagen Golf.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Lappeenranta, starting from 48.24 EUR per day or 337.71 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Kia Picanto 5 Doors.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Lappeenranta, Finland, below.

Popular types of car rental in Lappeenranta

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Lappeenranta to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Lappeenranta can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Finland at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Lappeenranta is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Lappeenranta is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Lappeenranta.

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Popular destinations to visit after Lappeenranta

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The city of Lappeenranta is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Finland. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Finland has it all.

Finland is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Finland that are as magical as the city of Lappeenranta. The most popular travel destinations in Finland are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

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When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Finland. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Lappeenranta

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A taste of Finland through a visit to Lappeenranta can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Lappeenranta to another remarkable destination in Finland.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Lappeenranta to other spectacular locations in Finland, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Lappeenranta

Travelers in Finland can catch flights to domestic airports in Tampere. Domestic flights in Finland are operated by 1 airline: Ryanair. There are around 1 scheduled flight routes operating to Lappeenranta on a weekly basis.

From Lappeenranta, travelers can book scheduled flights to 1 domestic destinations.

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Traveling to another city or region in Finland? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Lappeenranta to different local destinations.

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