12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  27​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joella. Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with Ett Hem Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brisbane, Australia to Turku is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Brisbane to Turku. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Brisbane in May, with highs in Turku at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pori sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Tue), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Vaasa to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then stroll through Ainolan Puisto.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary planning app .

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. In May in Oulu, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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