11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago journey maker

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally stroll around Katariina Seaside Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning tool.

Getting from Kotka to Pori by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Turku

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Make your Turku itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 1st (Thu), stroll around Lilla holmen, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), engage your brain at Tietomaa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oulu travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3: