12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Mikkeli
— 5 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Finnish Aviation Museum, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Salpa Line Museum and Wolkoff House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Infantry Museum, stop by Mikkeli Market Place, admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, and explore the galleries of Suur-Savo Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Savonlinna, St. George Church, Salpa Line, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Salpa Line Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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