12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, thenenjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Keep things going the next day: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online trip maker.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Kotka reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Tytyri Mine Experience, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlahti Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lohja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lohja takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, thensteep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanko travel route planning app.

You can drive from Lohja to Hanko in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll around Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Hanko to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Turku fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 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
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off 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
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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), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, thenhunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, thenview the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral and then get curious at Tietomaa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu online day trip planner.

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 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 Museums Childrens Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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