28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Entebbe
Fly:  24​h
1
Savonlinna
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Joensuu
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Entebbe

6
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Lappeenranta Fortress. Escape the urban bustle at Kolovesi National Park and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko) and Lauritsala Church (in Lappeenranta). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko.

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Entebbe, Uganda to Savonlinna is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern African Time (EAT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Entebbe in August, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

10
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Attractions like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Treetop Adventure Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore and learn at Old Mine Mining Museum and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Neitikoski Rapids), Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, & more) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Tohmajarven kirkko, explore the world behind art at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Mohko Ironworks.

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Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. August in Joensuu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Kuopio, New Valamo Monastery, Old Mine Mining Museum, Tohmajarven kirkko
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 21:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Mohko Ironworks ©
Mohko Ironworks

9
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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Family-friendly places like Bellevue Beach and Arboretum Mustila will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and hike along Hiidenvuori.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Bellevue Beach, Hiidenvuori, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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