11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Pori
— 3 nights

1
day
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 29th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kotka tour planning website.

La Paz, Bolivia to Kotka is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 6 hours. When traveling from La Paz in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Kotka, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
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 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, browse the collection at Turku City Library, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip planning site.

Fly from Mariehamn to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, thenexamine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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