12 days in Savonlinna, Imatra & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Savonlinna, Imatra & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Savonlinna
— 1 night
2
Imatra
— 4 nights
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenstep aboard S/S Salama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Savonlinna is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

4
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Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Imatra Waterfall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lappeenranta Fortress and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Imatra side-trips: Hevoshaan Arboretum (in Kouvola) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenrannan kirkko, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imatrankoski Church, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kouvola
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Teijo National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Teijo National Park, Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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