11 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): head outdoors with Lietvesi Scenic Road, cruise along Puumalan Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then experience rural life at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, and then head outdoors with Anjan Puisto.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Mikkeli is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you will find days in Mikkeli are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Lietvesi Scenic Road ©
Lietvesi Scenic Road
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Kolovesi National Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

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

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kolovesi National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

6
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 Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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