15 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

15 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

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15 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  25​h
1
Varkaus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kuopio
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rautavaara
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island


1
night
Varkaus

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. On the 16th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Varkauden Museot, then take in panoramic vistas at Varkaus Water Tower Terrace, and then see the interesting displays at Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Leppavirta Church and then take in breathtaking views at Orinoro Gorge.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Varkaus online trip itinerary builder .

Cebu City, Philippines to Varkaus is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Cebu City to Varkaus due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cebu City in December, with highs in Varkaus at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Varkaus

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leppavirta
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Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church
Varkauden Museot ©
Varkauden Museot

7
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo and RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland. Head to Matkus Shopping Center and Pikku Pietarin Torikujafor plenty of shopping. Change things up with a short trip to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum in Karttula (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, see the interesting displays at VB Photographic Centre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuopio road trip site .

Traveling by car from Varkaus to Kuopio takes an hour. In December, Kuopio is a bit cooler than Varkaus - with highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rautavaara.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo

4
nights
Rautavaara

Rautavaara ©
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rukajarvi-keskus and Jyrkkakosken Ruukki. Explore Rautavaara's surroundings by going to Tahko Farmi (in Tahkovuori) and Iisalmi market hall (in Iisalmi). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venajanhiekka.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rautavaara trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kuopio to Rautavaara in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Iisalmi, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Tahko Farmi
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki ©
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
Rukajarvi-keskus ©
Rukajarvi-keskus