6 days in Helsinki, Mikkeli & Savonlinna Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Mikkeli & Savonlinna Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Mikkeli & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, get outside with Anjan Puisto, make a trip to Kenkavero, then make a trip to Mannerheim Statue, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, then cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then don't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally take in the views from Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Mikkeli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Puumala
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Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

2
nights
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, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, and then stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

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Traveling by bus from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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