8 days in Ostrobothnia & Savonlinna Itinerary

8 days in Ostrobothnia & Savonlinna Itinerary

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8 days in Ostrobothnia & Savonlinna Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerpark (in Harma) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend a day of island exploring on the 18th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stromso.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa visit planning site .

Helsinki to Vaasa is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saltkaret. On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari planning website .

Drive from Vaasa to Mustasaari in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta
Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Savonlinna in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, New Valamo Monastery, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, The Parikkala Sculpture Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park