19 days in Helsinki Region, Southern Savonia & Siltakyla Itinerary

19 days in Helsinki Region, Southern Savonia & Siltakyla Itinerary

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19 days in Helsinki Region, Southern Savonia & Siltakyla Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Siltakyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Puumala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Get outdoors at Tulliniemi Nature Path and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Vantaa and see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park, Ekenas Archipelago 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.
Kick 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 striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, then stop by Riimikko, and then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo visit planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Porvoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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

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

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Repovesi National Park and Communications Centre Lokki. Escape the urban bustle at Leivonmaki National Park and Neitvuori. Step out of Mikkeli with an excursion to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings in Ristiina--about 38 minutes away.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mikkeli trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Porvoo to Mikkeli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kolovesi National Park and Olavinlinna Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Punkaharju Ridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Siikalahti Wetland (in Parikkala) and Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siltakyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju Ridge, Orinoro Gorge, Kolovesi National Park, Siikalahti Wetland, Linnansaari National Park
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

2
nights
Siltakyla

Siltakyla ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siltakyla holiday planner.

Drive from Savonlinna to Siltakyla in 3.5 hours. July in Siltakyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for 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

2
nights
Puumala

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

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puumala road trip planner .

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

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

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

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