11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Koli
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Turku is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, Turku is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Oulu online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

3
nights
Koli

Koli ©
Visiting Ukko-Koli Hill and Pielinen will get you outdoors.

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Traveling by car from Oulu to Koli takes 4.5 hours. August in Koli sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli

Parks Trails Outdoors

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Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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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. Visiting Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kotka: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning site .

You can drive from Koli to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kouvola, Hiidenkirnut
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut