11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: La Paz
Fly:  31​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Pori
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: La Paz

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. On the 29th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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La Paz, Bolivia to Kotka is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Bolivia Time (BOT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from La Paz in July, you will find days in Kotka are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are warmer (15°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
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): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online journey planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough 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, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Vaasa online trip itinerary builder .

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, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum, then examine the collection at Bonk Museum, and then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary builder website .

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 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

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