5 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Savonlinna
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Mikkeli (Mikkeli Cathedral & Kenkavero), Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and The Parikkala Sculpture Park (in Parikkala). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna attractions tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; 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 5th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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