12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Seattle

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Cathedral of Porvoo. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive 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 ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore and learn at Salpa Line Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Mikkeli side-trips: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Navetta Galleria, take an in-depth tour of Suur-Savo Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and examine the collection at Infantry Museum.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mikkeli are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Savonlinna, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Salpa Line, Salpa Line Museum, Wolkoff House Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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