9 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Southern Savonia & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  33​h
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to Savonlinna is an approximately 33-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Savonlinna, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Savonlinna hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and stroll through Pornaistenniemi Nature Trail.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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