23 days in Savonlinna & Kuopio Itinerary

23 days in Savonlinna & Kuopio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Savonlinna
— 10 nights
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Kuopio
— 11 nights
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Savonlinna

— 10 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi), Mikkeli (Naisvuori Observation Tower, Mannerheim Statue, &more) and Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and steep yourself in history at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online tour planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Savonlinna is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Savonlinna due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in August; daily highs in Savonlinna reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 20:

Kuopio

— 11 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuopio: Heinavesi (Lintula Convent & New Valamo Monastery), Ukko-Koli Hill (in Koli National Park) and Jyvaskyla (Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), The Alvar Aalto Museum, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, and see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuopio takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 31st (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 31: