Exploring the Lakes and Archipelago

Exploring the Lakes and Archipelago

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Exploring the Lakes and Archipelago

Start: Savonlinna
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kouvola
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Espoo
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
End: Vaasa

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You've now added Olavinlinna Castle to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planning tool .

In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. You've now added Valkmusa National Park to your itinerary. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kouvola tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kouvola by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Kouvola sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valkmusa National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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hours
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nuuksio National Park. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Espoo trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kouvola to Espoo in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): hike along The Archipelago Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku route builder .

You can drive from Espoo to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pori attractions planning app .

You can drive from Rauma to Pori in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online holiday planner .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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