28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

28 days in Savonlinna, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
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Joensuu
— 10 nights
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— 9 nights
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Savonlinna

— 6 nights
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: 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 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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Joensuu

— 10 nights
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 Ukko-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, Pielisen Museum, &more), Koli National Park (Pielinen, Paha-Koli Hill, &more) and Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli). 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 · Nature

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 9 nights

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 Fagervik 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. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

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) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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