15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
6
Oulu
— 2 nights

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. On the 18th (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Newark, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Kotka. In August, Kotka is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Porin Kauppahalli, thenadmire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori day trip planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta and then cool off at Tropiclandia.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa day trip app.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Tropiclandia ©
Tropiclandia
Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, thenengage your brain at Tietomaa, thenstroll around Ainolan Puisto, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu route builder site.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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