15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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 16th (Mon): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then stroll through Bellevue Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hanko travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hanko is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In July, Hanko is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 17th (Tue), stop by Patakirppis, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Marela Museum House, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

Discover how to plan a Oulu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

3
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. We've included these beaches for you: Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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