15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 2 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. Get outdoors at Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Marian Kirkko in Hamina--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and steep yourself in history at St. John's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in July, things will get slightly colder in Kotka: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stroll through Bellevue Beach, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Visit Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit 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. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rauma day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15: