22 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

22 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

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22 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  24​h
1
Rautavaara
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Iisalmi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Varkaus
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 7 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

3
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. Take a break from the city and head to Venajanhiekka and Tahko Farmi. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rautavaara trip builder site .

Atlanta, USA to Rautavaara is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in June: high temperatures in Rautavaara hover around 64°F and lows are around 50°F. You'll set off for Iisalmi on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Rautavaara

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tahko Farmi
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka

4
nights
Iisalmi

Iisalmi ©
Iisalmi is a town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Jyrkkakosken Ruukki and Rukajarvi-keskus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Korkeakoski in Tuovilanlahti (about 48 minutes away). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Iisalmi market hall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iisalmi online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Rautavaara to Iisalmi in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. You'll set off for Varkaus on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Iisalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, Korkeakoski
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Jyrkkakosken Ruukki ©
Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
Rukajarvi-keskus ©
Rukajarvi-keskus

5
nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Leppavirta Church and Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo. Explore hidden gems such as Orinoro Gorge and Varkauden Museot. There's more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Varkaus Water Tower Terrace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Varkaus online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Iisalmi to Varkaus by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Varkaus, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 49°F at night. You'll set off for Kuopio on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Varkaus

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leppavirta
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Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Leppavirta Church ©
Leppavirta Church
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo

7
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kuopio Automobile Museum and Kuopio War Veteran Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Saaristokatu and Snellman Park. Explore Kuopio's surroundings by going to Riuttala Farmhouse Museum (in Karttula) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's lots more to do: have fun at Vainolanniemi, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and relax in the rural setting at Konttila.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varkaus to Kuopio takes an hour. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Southern Konnevesi National park, Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo