9 days in Lappeenranta & Northwest Italy Itinerary

9 days in Lappeenranta & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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9 days in Lappeenranta & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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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
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, then see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta trip builder site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Lappeenranta is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Lappeenranta, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone 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 see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bergamo itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lappeenranta to Bergamo. The time zone difference when traveling from Lappeenranta to Bergamo is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lappeenranta in September; daily highs in Bergamo reach 28°C and lows reach 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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pick up some local products at Micromercato Moltrasio, head outdoors with Lido di Argegno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa S.S. Trinita, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Carlotta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Anglican Church of the Ascension.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Argegno sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bergamo to Argegno in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Argegno are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pisa.

Things to do in Argegno

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Carlotta, Micromercato Moltrasio, The Anglican Church of the Ascension
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero, then examine the collection at Palazzo Blu, and finally don't miss a visit to Le mura di Lucca.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Argegno to Pisa takes 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows 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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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation maker app .

Take a train from Pisa to Florence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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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), steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, then contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Bologna online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. 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 di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

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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. To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mestre trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Bologna to Mestre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mestre are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 12th (Thu).

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.
San Giorgio Maggiore has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Venice sightseeing planner.

Venice is just a short distance from Mestre. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mestre tour planner.

Mestre is just a stone's throw from Venice. You will leave for Paderno Franciacorta on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Mestre

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks
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Padua, Italy

Padua ©
Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
On the 13th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, see the interesting displays at Museo Antoniano, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant’Antonio.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Padua trip itinerary app .

Padua is very close to Mestre. When traveling from Mestre in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paderno Franciacorta.

Things to do in Padua

Historic Sites Museums
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Basilica di Sant’Antonio ©
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Museo Antoniano ©
Museo Antoniano

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hours
Paderno Franciacorta, Italy

Paderno Franciacorta ©
Paderno Franciacorta is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castello Quistini and then stop by Lo Scrigno di Katja - Market & Bistrot Gluten Free.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paderno Franciacorta online road trip planner .

You can drive from Padua to Paderno Franciacorta in 2 hours. Traveling from Padua in September, expect nights in Paderno Franciacorta to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bergamo.

Things to do in Paderno Franciacorta

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Bergamo, Italy

Bergamo
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergamo online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Paderno Franciacorta to Bergamo in 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
To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta road trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bergamo to Lappeenranta. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergamo to Lappeenranta is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bergamo in September, with highs in Lappeenranta at 17°C and lows at 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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