10 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

10 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

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10 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  13​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Berlin


Varkaus ©
Varkaus is a Middle-Savonian industrial town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Varkauden Museot, then take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Leppavirta Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo and then enjoy breathtaking views from Varkaus Water Tower Terrace.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Varkaus online sightseeing planner .

Berlin, Germany to Varkaus is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Varkaus can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Varkaus

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church


Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tahko Farmi and Pikku Pietarin Torikuja. Venture out of the city with trips to Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi) and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Saaristokatu, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, and experience rural life at Konttila.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varkaus to Kuopio takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Southern Konnevesi National park, Tahko Farmi
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Room Escape Games