8 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

8 days in Northern Savonia Itinerary

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Rautavaara ©
Rautavaara is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Northern Savonia region. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Venajanhiekka. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

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Porto, Portugal to Rautavaara is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Porto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rautavaara, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rautavaara

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Venajanhiekka ©


Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland and Riuttala Farmhouse Museum. Head to G12 Galleria and Koli Shop Retkitupafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuopio: Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail (in Koli National Park) and Southern Konnevesi National park (in Rautalampi). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Rautavaara to Kuopio takes 1.5 hours. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Southern Konnevesi National park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral