8 days in Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Mikkeli & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Mikkeli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Copenhagen

5
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lammassaari Island and Olavinlinna Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Repovesi National Park. Explore Mikkeli's surroundings by going to Viewing Platform in Puumala (in Puumala), Savonlinna Provincial Museum (in Savonlinna) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planning website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Mikkeli is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Mikkeli due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, things will get little chillier in Mikkeli: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Savonlinna, Viewing Platform in Puumala, Repovesi National Park, Linnansaari National Park
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Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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