13 days in Helsinki, Heinavesi & Savonlinna Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Heinavesi & Savonlinna Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki, Heinavesi & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
Heinavesi
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Berlin

5
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Porvoo Old Town, The Esplanadi Park, Hakaniemi Market, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Sunlines. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ullanlinna and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Porvoo Old Town
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Leppavirta Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy, then make a trip to Joensuu Church, and finally kick back and relax at Utra Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Heinavesi visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Heinavesi. In July in Heinavesi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Beaches, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joensuu, Leppavirta Church
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Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Siikalahti Wetland and Punkaharjun Kesamaa. Venture out of the city with trips to Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Puumala (Lietvesi Scenic Road & Puumala wooden church). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral and pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna itinerary planner.

Drive from Heinavesi to Savonlinna in 2 hours. 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 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Puumala, Kerimaki Church, Tohmajarven kirkko, Siikalahti Wetland, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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