8 days in Kuopio, Savonlinna & Puumala Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio, Savonlinna & Puumala Itinerary

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

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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 Kuopio Art Museum 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. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, hike along Saaristokatu, get a taste of the local shopping with G12 Galleria, and walk around Snellman Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

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Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Orinoro Gorge ©
Orinoro Gorge
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko

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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 Utra Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Honkaniemi Beach (in Joensuu), Tohmajarven kirkko (in Tohmajarvi) and Salpa Line (in Kerimaki). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna online route planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puumala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Tohmajarven kirkko ©
Tohmajarven kirkko

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Puumala

Puumala ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Liehtalanniemen museotila, then cruise along Puumalan Lake, then brush 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 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puumala

Museums · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Puumala wooden church ©
Puumala wooden church

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