5 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Marquette
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Marquette

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Marquette, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Marquette to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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