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 · Tours

Side Trips

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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 Kolovesi National Park. New Valamo Monastery and Heinaveden kirkko will appeal to history buffs.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Heinavesi day trip website.

Drive from Punkaharju to Heinavesi in 1.5 hours. July in Heinavesi sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Heinavesi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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 Pursialan hiidenkirnu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mikkeli Rural Parish Church and Kangasniemi Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Mantyharju (Woikosken tehdasmuseo & Woikosken Automuseo), Puumala (Lake Saimaa & Liehtalanniemen museotila) and Pirtin perinnepuisto (in Kangasniemi). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Naisvuori Hill, take some stellar pictures from Neitvuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stone Sacristy, and admire the masterpieces at Mikkelin Taidemuseo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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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