12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rantasalmi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Punkaharju
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Communications Centre Lokki and Mannerheim`s Saloon Car. Get in touch with nature at Anjan Puisto and Lietvesi Scenic Road. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Art Centre Salmela (in Mantyharju). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, and don't miss a visit to Kenkavero.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Mikkeli is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Mikkeli is 7 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Mikkeli, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Art Centre Salmela, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Lietvesi Scenic Road
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral

3
nights
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New Valamo Monastery and St. George Church. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Kolovesi National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rantasalmi trip planner .

Getting from Mikkeli to Rantasalmi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Punkaharju.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Valamo Monastery, Kolovesi National Park, St. George Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park

4
nights
Punkaharju

Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Pikkukirkko are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Punkaharju side-trips: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki) and Savonlinna (The Spirit of the fortress, Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Punkaharju online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Punkaharju takes 1.5 hours. July in Punkaharju sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Savonlinna, Kerimaki
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum