9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  23​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Seinajoki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then stroll through Kupittaa Park, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku route builder tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Turku, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Flowpark ©
Flowpark

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then have fun and explore at Alands konstmuseum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn journey planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Childrens Museums
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Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

few
hours
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, then don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and then enjoy some diversion at Duudsonit Activity Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seinajoki planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Seinajoki. Traveling from Mariehamn in August, plan for little chillier nights in Seinajoki, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Seinajoki

#Fun & Games
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Duudsonit Activity Park ©
Duudsonit Activity Park
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seinajoki to Pori in 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
days
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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail and then see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Main Building of Military School
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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