15 days in Northern Savonia & Southern Savonia Itinerary

15 days in Northern Savonia & Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuopio
— 4 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Mikkeli
— 4 nights

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Visiting Saaristokatu and Venajanhiekka will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Snellman Park. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori), Leppavirta Church (in Leppavirta) and New Valamo Monastery (in Heinavesi). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, and take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio driving holiday planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kuopio is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get cooler in Kuopio: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tahko Farmi, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Leppavirta Church, Venajanhiekka, New Valamo Monastery
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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pikkukirkko and Salpa Line. Step off the beaten path and head to Linnansaari National Park and Heinaveden kirkko. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna route maker website.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Heinaveden kirkko
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

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Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Anjan Puisto and Puumalan Lake. Visit Mikkeli Rural Parish Church and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Mikkeli: Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi) and Lietvesi Scenic Road (in Puumala). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, get great views at Neitvuori, examine the collection at Infantry Museum, and do a tasting at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli road trip planning website.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Mikkeli are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Puumala, Pirtin perinnepuisto, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake