12 days in Savonlinna, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Savonlinna, Kotka & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  4 h
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 4- hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks 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), stroll around Sibelius Park, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka travel route planning site.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to 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
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Kokonniemi) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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