12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

12 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. On the 2nd (Thu), walk around Pirtin perinnepuisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Kangasniemi Church, and then hike along Sinivuori Hiking trail.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kangasniemi online visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kangasniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Zurich in August, with highs in Kangasniemi at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ristiina.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

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

2
nights
Ristiina

Ristiina ©
Ristiina was a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Kenkavero, then get outside with Anjan Puisto, and then take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, experience rural life at Hauhalan Hanhifarmi, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, then stroll around Naisvuori Hill, and finally make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ristiina online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kangasniemi to Ristiina takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Juva.

Things to do in Ristiina

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Mikkeli
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Neitvuori ©
Neitvuori
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero

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nights
Juva

Juva ©
Take a break from the city and head to Puumalan Lake and Linnansaari National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. George Church and Puumala wooden church. Get out of town with these interesting Juva side-trips: Puumala (Liehtalanniemen museotila, Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi, &more).

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Juva trip planner.

You can drive from Ristiina to Juva in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Juva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Juva

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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

2
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): pause for some serene contemplation at Heinaveden kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Lintula Convent.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Heinavesi day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Juva to Heinavesi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Heinavesi

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel planner.

Traveling by car from Heinavesi to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko