15 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

15 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Kangasniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
2
Heinavesi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Puumala
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Mantyharju
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Hamburg

1
day
Kangasniemi

Kangasniemi ©
Kangasniemi is a municipality in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Pirtin perinnepuisto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kangasniemi Church, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sinivuori Hiking trail.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kangasniemi trip itinerary planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Kangasniemi is an approximately 9- 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. Traveling from Hamburg in August, Kangasniemi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Kangasniemi

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

3
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. Step out of Heinavesi with an excursion to St. George Church in Joroinen--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Lintula Convent.

For maps and other tourist information, read Heinavesi trip planner.

Getting from Kangasniemi to Heinavesi by car takes about 2 hours. August in Heinavesi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will leave for Savonlinna on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Heinavesi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. George Church
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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.
Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Heinavesi to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Puumala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

3
nights
Puumala

Puumala ©
Get out of town with these interesting Puumala side-trips: Juva (Rapio Mill & Museum Juvan) and Anttola (Anttola Church & Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puumala travel website.

Drive from Savonlinna to Puumala in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Puumala are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mantyharju.

Things to do in Puumala

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

Juva, Anttola
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church
Anttola Church ©
Anttola Church

4
nights
Mantyharju

Mantyharju ©
Mäntyharju is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Venture out of the city with trips to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Mikkeli (Kenkavero, Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, &more).

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mantyharju attractions planner.

You can drive from Puumala to Mantyharju in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mantyharju can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mantyharju

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral