13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
ferry:  5​h 30​min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online tour planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Oulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Oulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Oulu is colder than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Hietasaaren uimaranta and then make a splash at Tropiclandia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches
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Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pori day trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

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Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Tykkimaki Amusement Park.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Tykkimaki Amusement Park
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Tykkimaki Amusement Park ©
Tykkimaki Amusement Park
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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