13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Pori
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

2
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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Sibelius Park, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotka visit app .

Indianapolis, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect Kotka to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stroll through Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then walk around Kirjurinluoto, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Pori takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:
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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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku online vacation planner .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, stroll around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then get curious at Tietomaa.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Oulu attractions tool .

Fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
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