14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Budapest

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu tour planner .

Budapest, Hungary to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Budapest in January; daily highs in Oulu reach -7°C and lows reach -14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, make a splash at Tropiclandia, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Pori vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vaasa to Pori by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Pori can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Villa Mairea
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and finally go for a walk through Gunnarstrand. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fiskars Village.

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

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In January in Hanko, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fiskars Village
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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