15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Sapokka Water Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary site .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Fiskars to see Fiskars Village about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fiskars Village, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Thu), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pori online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Harma vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Harma takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, nightlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oulu online day trip planner .

Drive from Harma to Oulu in 4 hours. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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