12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Mikkeli Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 Maritime Centre Vellamo. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Finnish Aviation Museum, 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 Infantry Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Olavinlinna Castle and Salpa Line. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: St. George Church (in Joroinen), Pikkukirkko (in Savonlinna) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, explore the galleries of Suur-Savo Museum, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mikkeli holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °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, Salpa Line Museum, St. George Church, Wolkoff House Museum, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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