8 days in Savonlinna & Koli Itinerary

8 days in Savonlinna & Koli Itinerary

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Savonlinna
— 6 nights
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Koli
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki

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Savonlinna

— 6 nights
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), Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Parikkalan kirkko) and Mikkeli (Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, Mikkeli Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, and don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Savonlinna tour itinerary builder tool.

Helsinki to Savonlinna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Koli

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Juuan ev.lut Kirkko, pause for some photo ops at Paalasmaan Surukivi, and then examine the collection at Myllymuseo. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and finally engage your brain at Tulikiven Kivikyla.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli day trip app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Koli are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Koli

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip