13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Hanko
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
6
Oulu
— 2 nights

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 (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, thenwalk around Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall, thenmake a trip to St. John's Church, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Kotka is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In May, Kotka is a bit cooler than Brisbane - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
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Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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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 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, thenstroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hanko trip maker website.

Getting from Kotka to Hanko by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trek along The Archipelago Trail, thenget engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. May in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pori holiday site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pori are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Terranova, thenexamine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay May 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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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): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

Plan trip to Oulu with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo