14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mikkeli Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mikkeli Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mikkeli Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Mikkeli
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Kouvola (Tykkimaki Amusement Park & Repovesi National Park) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, and examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Mikkeli travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mikkeli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Imatra, Savonlinna, Kouvola, Jyvaskyla
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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