13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and walk around Riverside Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary maker site.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotka is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, expect Kotka to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Pori by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vaasa holiday builder site.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then pedal to the sights with Outdoors Oulu Oy, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally walk around Ainolan Puisto. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then make a trip to Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu holiday maker.

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 25th (Sun), walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

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You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Mariehamn, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. When in Turku, make a side trip to see VMB Fishing in Salo, approximately Salo away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and finally kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In October in Hanko, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30: