28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
2
Joensuu
— 10 nights
3
Helsinki
— 9 nights

6
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Lappeenranta Fortress and Savonlinna Provincial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Ruokolahti (Kummakivi Boulder & Ruokolahden Kirkko) 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 Salpa Line, 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

Side Trips

Imatra, Punkaharju, Ruokolahti, Kerimaki, Lappeenranta
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Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

10
nights
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 Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma. Escape the urban bustle at Honkaniemi Beach and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli), Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Pielisen Museum, &more) and Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Joensuu online holiday planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Joensuu in 2 hours. In August in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off 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, Old Mine Mining Museum, Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Mohko Ironworks Museum
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Mohko Ironworks Museum ©
Mohko Ironworks Museum
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

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.
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 Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Kotka (Riverside Park & Linden Esplanade). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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