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 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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


Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore hidden gems such as Pikkukirkko and Savonlinna Market Square. Explore Savonlinna's surroundings by going to Heinavesi (Heinaveden kirkko & New Valamo Monastery) and Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju). 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, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, and examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

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Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Savonlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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