16 days in Heinavesi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

16 days in Heinavesi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

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16 days in Heinavesi, Savonlinna & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Heinavesi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 13 nights
End: Helsinki

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Lintula Convent and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heinavesi trip maker .

Helsinki to Heinavesi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daily temperatures in Heinavesi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Historic Sites
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

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 (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Salpa Line, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then get in on the family fun at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Heinavesi to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Siikalahti Wetland, Punkaharjun Kesamaa
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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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.
Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Aurlahti Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Lehman, & more), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, The Runeberg Home, & more) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Teijo national park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Stromforsin ruukki, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Hanko, Aurlahti Beach, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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