9 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

9 days in Southern Savonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southern Savonia itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Savonlinna Airport, Drive to Kerimaki
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Kerimaki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 3 nights
Drive

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Kerimaki

— 5 nights
Kerimäki is a former municipality of Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Savonlinna Cathedral. Kids will enjoy Kolovesi National Park and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Explore Kerimaki's surroundings by going to Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Heinavesi (New Valamo Monastery & Heinaveden kirkko). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, get a taste of the local shopping with Johanna Oras Art Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kerimaki route planner.

Helsinki to Kerimaki is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Kerimaki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kerimaki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mikkeli

— 3 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Bring the kids along to Mikkeli Cathedral and Anjan Puisto. Step out of the city life by going to Neitvuori and Lietvesi Scenic Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: The Astuvansalmi rock paintings (in Ristiina) and Lake Saimaa (in Puumala). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Kenkavero, find something for the whole family at Visulahti, appreciate the history behind Mannerheim Statue, and look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mikkeli driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kerimaki to Mikkeli takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Southern Savonia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Southern Savonia is a region in the south-east of Finland. It borders on the regions Pohjois-Savo, North Karelia, South Karelia, Päijät-Häme, and Central Finland. The total area of Southern Savonia is 18,768.33 km2, with a population of 153,738 .Southern Savonia is located in the heart of the Finnish lake district, and contains Lake Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The two major towns in the region are Mikkeli and Savonlinna.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: SavoniaMunicipalitiesSouthern Savonia includes 14 municipalities listed below . Enonkoski Heinävesi Hirvensalmi Joroinen Juva Kangasniemi Mikkeli Mäntyharju Pertunmaa Pieksämäki Puumala Rantasalmi Savonlinna Sulkava

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