7 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h
End: Moscow

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castle Hill, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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 12th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then make a trip to Rapio Mill.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Savonlinna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rapio Mill, Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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