15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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 (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka road trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Valkmusa National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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 21st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): hike along The Archipelago Trail and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori journey planning site.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

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 25th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

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Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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