15 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

15 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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15 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  9​h
Kangasniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Heinavesi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Puumala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Mantyharju
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Hamburg

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Kangasniemi

Kangasniemi ©
Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. On the 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pirtin perinnepuisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Kangasniemi Church, and then trek along Sinivuori Hiking trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kangasniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Hamburg, Germany to Kangasniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Kangasniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Hamburg in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kangasniemi, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Pirtin perinnepuisto ©
Pirtin perinnepuisto
Kangasniemi Church ©
Kangasniemi Church

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Heinavesi

Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Go for a jaunt from Heinavesi to Joroinen to see St. George Church about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Lintula Convent.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heinavesi itinerary planner.

Drive from Kangasniemi to Heinavesi in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Heinavesi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Savonlinna on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Heinavesi

#Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. George Church
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, and contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

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You can drive from Heinavesi to Savonlinna in 2 hours. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puumala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Punkaharju, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Puumala

Puumala ©
Get out of town with these interesting Puumala side-trips: Juva (Rapio Mill & Museum Juvan) and Anttola (Anttola Church & Ollinmaki Winery).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Puumala online vacation planner .

Getting from Savonlinna to Puumala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mantyharju.

Things to do in Puumala

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Anttola, Juva
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Lietvesi Scenic Road ©
Lietvesi Scenic Road
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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Mantyharju

Mantyharju ©
Mäntyharju is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mantyharju: Mikkeli (Kenkavero, Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, & more) and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Mantyharju trip planner .

Drive from Puumala to Mantyharju in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mantyharju are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mantyharju

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero