9 days in Mikkeli & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Mikkeli & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Mikkeli
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Helsinki
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Mikkeli

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Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Olavinlinna Castle and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Savonlinna (Savonlinna Provincial Museum & Savonlinna Cathedral), Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Lammassaari Island) and Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta). Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Linnansaari National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, stop by Stella, and don't miss a visit to Kenkavero.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli attractions planner.

Helsinki to Mikkeli is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Mikkeli, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Lappeenranta, Imatra, Linnansaari National Park, Puumalan Lake
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park

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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 1st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip tool.

You can drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

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