28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Savonlinna
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Joensuu
— 10 nights
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Helsinki
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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Lappeenranta Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Savonlinna Provincial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko), Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Entebbe, Uganda to Savonlinna is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Entebbe in August: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Imatra Waterfall
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mohko Ironworks Museum and Pielisen Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Honkaniemi Beach and Ukko-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more), Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli) and Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Neitikoski Rapids). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and don't miss a visit to Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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History Museum
Mohko Ironworks Museum
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and visit Katajanokka.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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