15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9 h
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lohja
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Manchester

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 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Tietomaa, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oulu online road trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in Oulu at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino.

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

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), walk around Kirjurinluoto, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hanko sightseeing site.

You can drive from Pori to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lohja.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

1
night
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Tytyri Mine Experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lohja visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Lohja takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Lohja can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka online journey planner.

Getting from Lohja to Kotka by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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