15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kirkkonummi
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Kirkkonummi
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Ancona

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Riverside Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kotka road trip tool.

Ancona, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Kotka. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ancona in May; daily highs in Kotka reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally examine the collection at Terranova. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kotka to Vaasa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Kirjurinluoto, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally test your team's savvy at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

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

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Turku

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku route planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally get a new perspective on things with Les Boats. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Bomarsund.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online day trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Kirkkonummi.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Kirkkonummi

— 1 night
Kirkkonummi is a municipality of inhabitants in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): tee off at Hirsala Golf, admire the striking features of Hvittrask, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kirkkonummi online driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Mariehamn to Kirkkonummi with the Route module. In May in Kirkkonummi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkkonummi

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22: