13 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Heinavesi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Heinavesi Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Heinavesi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Heinavesi
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

3
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 Hietaranta Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

7
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko. Appreciate the collections at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Wolkoff House Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Mikkeli (Pursialan hiidenkirnu, Communications Centre Lokki, & more), Lappeenranta (Lappeen Marian kirkko, Sandcastle Lappeenranta, & more) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitee Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ruokolahden Kirkko.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Puumala, Mikkeli, Punkaharju, Imatra
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

2
nights
Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Step out of the city life by going to Valkeisenlampi and Konttila. Explore hidden gems such as New Valamo Monastery and Kuopio Automobile Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heinavesi: Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta), St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Alahovi Berry Wine Farm (in Kuopio).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Heinavesi trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Heinavesi takes 2 hours. In July in Heinavesi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kuopio, Leppavirta Church, St. George Church
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church
Kuopio Automobile Museum ©
Kuopio Automobile Museum