8 days in Kuopio, Savonlinna & Puumala Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio, Savonlinna & Puumala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuopio
— 2 nights
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
3
Puumala
— 1 night

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Old Mine Mining Museum and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Heinaveden kirkko and G12 Galleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kuopio to go to Leppavirta and see Orinoro Gorge, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, hike along Saaristokatu, take in nature's colorful creations at Snellman Park, and explore the world behind art at Kuopio Art Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio day trip planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Old Mine Mining Museum, Heinaveden kirkko, Orinoro Gorge
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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Visit Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Lammassaari Island and Honkaniemi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Salpa Line (in Kerimaki), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Utra Beach (in Joensuu). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kuopio to Savonlinna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Puumala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki, Joensuu, Tohmajarven kirkko, Rautjarven kirkko
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

1
night
Puumala

Puumala ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Liehtalanniemen museotila, thencruise along Puumalan Lake, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Salpalinjan betonikorsu, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Puumala wooden church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puumala trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Puumala in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puumala

Museums Scenic Drive Nature
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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