15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Oulu
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Pori
— 2 nights
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Hanko
— 1 night
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Lohja
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights

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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.

For more things to do, photos, 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 · Childrens Museums · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
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Flea Market
Kauppahalli
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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 your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and then try to win big at PAF Casino.

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

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
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Specialty Museum
Kastelholm Castle
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. There's much more to do: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

You can plan Turku trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Castle
Turku Castle
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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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 see more things to do, maps, photos, 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
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Beach
Yyteri Beach
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World heritage site
Old Rauma
4.5

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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.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Hiking Trail
Tulliniemi Nature Path
4.2
Observation Deck
Hanko Water Tower
4.4

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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 find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Geologic Formation
Tytyri Mine Experience
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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. 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, 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 · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 21:
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Specialty Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo
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