4 days in Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

4 days in Punkaharju & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Punkaharju ©
Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll around The Parikkala Sculpture Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parikkalan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, thenfind something for the whole family at Punkaharjun Kesamaa, and finally view the masterpieces at Retretti Art Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punkaharju vacation planning tool.

Helsinki to Punkaharju is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In December, Punkaharju is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Punkaharju

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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Johanna Oras Art Gallery ©
Johanna Oras Art Gallery


Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, thenstep into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, thenindulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Punkaharju to Savonlinna in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

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Side Trips

Lietvesi Scenic Road, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church