11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

London
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
London

1
day
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

6
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Mikkeli Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visiting Linnansaari National Park and Imatra Waterfall will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Savonlinna side-trips: Lappeenranta (Joutsenon kirkko, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more), Lammassaari Island (in Imatra) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, and pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Punkaharju, Imatra, Mikkeli, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

2
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Design Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

Getting from Savonlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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