15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
Fly:  23​h
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll get in some beach time at Nallikari Beach and Ainolan Puisto. Appreciate the collections at Safaris and Kauppahalli. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii, approximately 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: walk around Hupisaaret Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip maker site .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Oulu is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to Oulu, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Oulu is slightly colder than Belo Horizonte - with highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Terranova.

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You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 11th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Moomin World will appeal to museum buffs. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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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. Maritime Centre Vellamo and Santalahti Nature Trail will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Sapokka Water Garden and Katariina Seaside Park for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: walk around Riverside Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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