11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Kultaranta Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Turku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to 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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu itinerary planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli.

Things to do in Oulu

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

3
nights
Koli

Koli ©
Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Akka-Koli Hill.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Koli trip maker.

Drive from Oulu to Koli in 4.5 hours. In August in Koli, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Repovesi National Park and Riverside Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). It doesn't end there: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kotka road trip planning tool.

Drive from Koli to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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 ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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