12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Kangasniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ristiina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Juva
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Heinavesi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Zurich

1
day
Kangasniemi

Kangasniemi ©
Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. Start off your visit 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.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kangasniemi tour itinerary app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kangasniemi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Kangasniemi. Traveling from Zurich in August, things will get a bit cooler in Kangasniemi: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ristiina.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

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

2
nights
Ristiina

Ristiina ©
Ristiina was a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Kenkavero, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, and then take in the pleasant sights at Neitvuori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, relax in the rural setting at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral, then take in the awesome beauty at Naisvuori Hill, and finally make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ristiina trip site .

Drive from Kangasniemi to Ristiina in an hour. August in Ristiina sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Juva.

Things to do in Ristiina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mikkeli
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The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi ©
Hauhalan Hanhifarmi

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nights
Juva

Juva ©
Step out of the city life by going to Linnansaari National Park and Puumalan Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lietvesi Scenic Road and Viewing Platform in Puumala. Get out of town with these interesting Juva side-trips: St. George Church (in Joroinen) and Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila, Puumala wooden church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill and take an in-depth tour of Museum Juvan.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Juva trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ristiina to Juva takes an hour. In August in Juva, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Juva

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Linnansaari National Park, St. George Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Lintula Convent.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heinavesi visit site .

You can drive from Juva to Heinavesi in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off toSavonlinna.

Things to do in Heinavesi

Historic Sites
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Lintula Convent ©
Lintula Convent

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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 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then make a trip to Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

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You can drive from Heinavesi to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Punkaharju
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum