15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 7 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Visit Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, and stroll around Riverside Park.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Kotka is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

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Traveling by car from Kotka to Pori takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Pori sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Turku

— 7 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church. Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Badhuset Mariebad.

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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 June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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