15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route planner

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Seinajoki
— 1 night
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotka day trip app.

Los Angeles, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 30°F and lows are around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
4.6

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Oulu, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
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Architectural Building
Oulu Cathedral
4.2
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Flea Market
Kauppahalli
4.0

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Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse the collection at Seinajoki Library, then watch a film at Bio Rex, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lakeuden Risti Church.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seinajoki attractions planning site.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Seinajoki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°F in December, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Movie Theater
Bio Rex
3.6

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pori tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Seinajoki to Pori in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
4.6

4
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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Lilla holmen, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Turku in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°F in Mariehamn. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
5.0
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Arena / Stadium
Wiklof Holding Arena
4.1