10 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

10 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Iisalmi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kuopio
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Iisalmi

Iisalmi ©
Iisalmi is a town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Change things up with these side-trips from Iisalmi: Jyrkkakosken Ruukki (in Sonkajarvi) and Rautavaara (Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto & Venajanhiekka). It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Rukajarvi-keskus and admire the striking features of Iisalmi market hall.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iisalmi tour itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Iisalmi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, Iisalmi is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Iisalmi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rautavaara, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Rukajarvi-keskus ©
Rukajarvi-keskus

6
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Varkaus (Varkauden Museot, Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo, &more) and Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori). And it doesn't end there: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and admire the masterpieces at Kuopio Art Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iisalmi to Kuopio takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Varkaus, Tahko Farmi
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo