12 days in Savonlinna, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Savonlinna, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Savonlinna, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4​h
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
2
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation maker .

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 17th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Kokonniemi) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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