12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Hamina
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse for treasures at Antikbutiken, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online visit planner .

Paris, France to Mariehamn is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Mariehamn. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Mariehamn to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Antikbutiken
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 8th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Laukko Manor will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Tampere (Vapriikin Museokeskus & Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower), Ideapark (in Lempaala) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tampere, Laukko Manor, Villa Mairea, Ideapark, Old Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

4
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Centre Vellamo and Woikosken Automuseo. Escape the urban bustle at Imatra Waterfall and Repovesi National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamina: Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo) and Lappeenranta (Sandcastle Lappeenranta, Lappeenranta Fortress, & more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamina trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pori to Hamina. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Kotka, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Woikosken Automuseo, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

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