8 days in Ostrobothnia & Savonlinna Itinerary

8 days in Ostrobothnia & Savonlinna Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  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. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Powerpark (in Harma) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Spend the 18th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stromso.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vaasa day trip planning site.

Helsinki to Vaasa is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, then snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Aava Kertun Kotitila.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari journey planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Mustasaari in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

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

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind 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. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Valamo Monastery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savonlinna, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Savonlinna with the Route module. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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