9 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

9 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

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9 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  22​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Las Vegas


Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savonlinna: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip app .

Las Vegas, USA to Savonlinna is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 10 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in June, with highs in Savonlinna at 65°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Heinavesi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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


Heinavesi ©
Heinävesi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heinaveden kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and then make a trip to Lintula Convent.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Heinavesi tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Heinavesi in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Heinavesi

Historic Sites
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Heinaveden kirkko ©
Heinaveden kirkko


Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Kenkavero, get in on the family fun at Visulahti, then stop by Mikkeli Market Place, and finally appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli online tour planner .

Drive from Heinavesi to Mikkeli in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Headquarters Museum ©
Headquarters Museum
Mikkeli Cathedral ©
Mikkeli Cathedral
Kenkavero ©