7 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna Itinerary

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.
Relax by the water at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 10th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castle Hill, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila, Inkoon kirkko
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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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, and then get some fabulous bargains at Rapio Mill.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna vacation maker tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. July in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

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

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