13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
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 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka road trip app .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Kotka reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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 7th (Thu): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In March in Hanko, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku online journey builder .

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Pori travel route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally examine the collection at Terranova.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa online trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu route planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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