4 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

4 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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4 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Berlin

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and then explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online vacation planner .

Berlin, Germany to Savonlinna is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, make a trip to Kenkavero, then see the interesting displays at Mannerheim`s Saloon Car, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mikkeli trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Savonlinna to Mikkeli takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mikkeli can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Historic Sites
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Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©
Kenkavero
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower