14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

3
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. On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary builder .

Indianapolis, USA to Kotka is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Indianapolis to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Kotka is little chillier than Indianapolis - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 21st (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Pori trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. June in Pori sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
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 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip itinerary app .

Drive from Pori to Hanko in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hanko to Oulu. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mariehamn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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