9 days in Savonlinna, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Savonlinna, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Savonlinna, Kuopio & Helsinki Itinerary

Vienna
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kuopio
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Vienna

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then explore the activities along Siikalahti Wetland, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, and finally examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online trip builder .

Vienna, Austria to Savonlinna is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Savonlinna is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vienna in July; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

2
days
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuopio road trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Kuopio are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Nature, #Parks
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall

4
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner .

Fly from Kuopio to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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

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