6 days in Helsinki, Mikkeli & Savonlinna Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Mikkeli & Savonlinna Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights

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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 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Naisvuori Observation Tower, get outside with Anjan Puisto, thenmake a trip to Kenkavero, thenappreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, examine the collection at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, thentake a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, thendon't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally snap pictures at Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Mikkeli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Puumala
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

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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 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, thenexamine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and then make a trip to The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Savonlinna in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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