51 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

51 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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51 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 28 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 22 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Vienna

28
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online tour itinerary maker .

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Vienna - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Turku, Porvoo, Espoo, Tampere
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

22
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Attractions like Angry Birds Activity Park and Lempukka Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Joensuu (Joensuu Church, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, & more), Imatra (Church of St. Nicholas, De tre korsens kyrka, & more) and Ruokolahti (Ruokolahden Kirkko, Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Joensuu, Imatra, Lappeenranta, Puumala
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Kitee Zoo ©
Kitee Zoo

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