12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lohja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Kotka vacation planner .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Kotka reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Trails

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Tytyri Mine Experience, then kick back and relax at Aurlahti Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lohja trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Lohja in 2 hours. September in Lohja sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, then make a trip to Pike's Gut, and then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lohja to Hanko takes 1.5 hours. September in Hanko sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Hanko to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Sat), stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, shop like a local with Kauppahalli, then shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral and then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning tool .

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 train. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

Similar Plans

15 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Lakeland & Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM ITALY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 44 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in Finland BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH September, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Helsinki & Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans