19 days in Helsinki Region & Southern Savonia Itinerary

19 days in Helsinki Region & Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
5
Siltakyla
— 2 nights
6
Puumala
— 2 nights

5
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 in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bellevue Beach and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Raseborg to see Ekenas Archipelago National Park about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Porvoo trip app.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Repovesi National Park and Leivonmaki National Park. Step out of Mikkeli with an excursion to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings in Ristiina--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Neitvuori and learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Leivonmaki National Park, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Olavinlinna Castle and Siikalahti Wetland. Visiting Linnansaari National Park and Punkaharju Ridge will get you outdoors. When in Savonlinna, make a side trip to see Orinoro Gorge in Leppavirta, approximately Leppavirta away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siltakyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Punkaharju Ridge, Siikalahti Wetland, Orinoro Gorge
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

2
nights
Siltakyla

Siltakyla ©
On the 16th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, walk around Riverside Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siltakyla trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Siltakyla takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Siltakyla are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Siltakyla

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

2
nights
Puumala

Puumala ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savitaipale Church.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Puumala trip builder website.

Getting from Siltakyla to Puumala by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Puumala are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Puumala

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Savitaipale Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Savitaipale Church ©
Savitaipale Church
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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