9 days in Lappeenranta & Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Lappeenranta & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Drive:  5 h 30 min
1
Lappeenranta, Finland
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3 h
2
Bergamo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Argegno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Pisa, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Bologna, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Mestre, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Bus:  15 min
9
Mestre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Padua, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Paderno Franciacorta, Italy
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
12
Bergamo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
13
Lappeenranta, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

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Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 7th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally make a trip to Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta driving holiday planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3- hour car ride. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bergamo.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Museums
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Sandcastle Lappeenranta ©
Sandcastle Lappeenranta

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Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo ©
In the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is features a wealth of artistic treasures and a charming medieval atmosphere.
To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergamo day trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Lappeenranta to Bergamo with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lappeenranta to Bergamo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lappeenranta in September, expect Bergamo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Argegno.

Things to do in Bergamo

Historic Sites
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Porta San Giacomo ©
Porta San Giacomo

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Argegno, Italy

Argegno ©
Argegno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 50km north of Milan and about 15km north of Como. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Micromercato Moltrasio, head outdoors with Lido di Argegno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa S.S. Trinita, then stroll through Villa Carlotta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Anglican Church of the Ascension.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Argegno trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bergamo to Argegno by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Argegno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pisa.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Anglican Church of the Ascension, Villa Carlotta, Micromercato Moltrasio
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Lido di Argegno ©
Lido di Argegno
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
The Anglican Church of the Ascension ©
The Anglican Church of the Ascension

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camposanto as well as Leaning Tower of Pisa. On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate the long history of Baptistery of St. John, then examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, and finally steep yourself in history at Le mura di Lucca.

Planning Pisa trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Argegno to Pisa in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pisa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Le mura di Lucca
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning tool.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Bologna, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Mestre.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites
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Piazza Maggiore ©
Piazza Maggiore
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

1
night
Mestre, Italy

Mestre
Mestre is the centre and the most populated urban area of the mainland of Venice, part of the territory of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, northern Italy.Administratively speaking, Mestre forms (together with the nearby urban area of Carpenedo) the Municipalità di Mestre-Carpenedo, one of the six boroughs of the commune (Comune) of Venice. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mestre online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Mestre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Mestre, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Venice.

Things to do in Mestre

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Giorgio Maggiore. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey planner.

Venice is very close to Mestre. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Mestre.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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night
Mestre, Italy

Mestre
For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mestre travel planner.

Mestre is very close to Venice. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Padua.

Things to do in Mestre

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
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hours
Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, examine the collection at Museo Antoniano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Padua trip planning website.

Padua is just a stone's throw from Mestre. When traveling from Mestre in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Padua, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Paderno Franciacorta.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica of St. Anthony ©
Basilica of St. Anthony
Museo Antoniano ©
Museo Antoniano

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Paderno Franciacorta, Italy

Paderno Franciacorta ©
Paderno Franciacorta is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castello Quistini and then look for gifts at Lo Scrigno di Katja - Market & Bistrot Gluten Free.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paderno Franciacorta holiday builder.

Getting from Padua to Paderno Franciacorta by car takes about 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Padua in September: highs in Paderno Franciacorta hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Bergamo.

Things to do in Paderno Franciacorta

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Castello Quistini, Lo Scrigno di Katja - Market & Bistrot Gluten Free
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Castello Quistini ©
Castello Quistini

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night
Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo
For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bergamo holiday planner.

Getting from Paderno Franciacorta to Bergamo by car takes about an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Bergamo

Nightlife Historic Sites Outdoors
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Lappeenranta, Finland

Lappeenranta
For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bergamo to Lappeenranta. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bergamo to Lappeenranta due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bergamo in September, with highs in Lappeenranta at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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