11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo (in Turku) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to SkyWheel Helsinki, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and walk around Kaivopuisto.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at S/S Salama and Savonlinna Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olavinlinnan Musta Passi and Paaskylahden kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Museum Juvan (in Juva) and St. George Church (in Joroinen). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

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