8 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

8 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Neitvuori and Pursialan hiidenkirnu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mikkeli: Puumala (Puumalan Lake & Puumalansalmen silta ja nakoalahissi). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Anjan Puisto, take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, pause for some photo ops at Mannerheim Statue, and see the interesting displays at Headquarters Museum.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mikkeli driving holiday planner.

Helsinki to Mikkeli is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Puumala, Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Neitvuori ©
Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto


Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Pikkukirkko and Olavinlinnan Musta Passi. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Kolovesi National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mikkeli to Savonlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Punkaharju, Heinavesi, Kolovesi National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Kolovesi National Park ©
Kolovesi National Park