16 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

16 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Punkaharju
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Punkaharju
— 2 nights
Drive
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Heinavesi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rantasalmi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 8 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Bremen

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Punkaharju

— 2 nights
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Salpa Line and then shop like a local with Johanna Oras Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Punkaharju tour itinerary builder site.

Bremen, Germany to Punkaharju is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Bremen to Punkaharju, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bremen in July, plan for slightly colder days in Punkaharju, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Heinavesi

— 3 nights
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. Step off the beaten path and head to Lintula Convent and Heinaveden kirkko. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Kolovesi National Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heinavesi day trip planning website.

Getting from Punkaharju to Heinavesi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Heinavesi, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Heinavesi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Rantasalmi

— 2 nights
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Church and then don't miss a visit to Rapio Mill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rantasalmi trip planner.

You can drive from Heinavesi to Rantasalmi in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rantasalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Mikkeli

— 8 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Park Mikkelipuisto and Naisvuori Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stone Sacristy and Mikkeli Rural Parish Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Kangasniemi (Kangasniemi Church & Pirtin perinnepuisto), Puumala (Lake Saimaa & Liehtalanniemen museotila) and Mantyharju (Woikosken tehdasmuseo & Woikosken Automuseo). The adventure continues: make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, explore the world behind art at Mikkelin Taidemuseo, get outside with Anjan Puisto, and look for gifts at Stella.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli itinerary builder.

Getting from Rantasalmi to Mikkeli by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 2:

Southern Savonia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Southern Savonia is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders on the regions Pohjois-Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2, with a population of 153,738 .Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The two major towns in the region are Mikkeli and Savonlinna.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: SavoniaMunicipalitiesSouthern Savonia includes 14 municipalities listed below . Enonkoski Heinävesi Hirvensalmi Joroinen Juva Kangasniemi Mikkeli Mäntyharju Pertunmaa Pieksämäki Puumala Rantasalmi Savonlinna Sulkava

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