15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Newark

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker website .

Newark, USA to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, Kotka is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Mon), learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn vacation maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pori.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Porin Kauppahalli, then contemplate the long history of Palace of Junnelius, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

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

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then make a splash at Tropiclandia.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then have fun at Tietomaa, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oulu itinerary planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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