15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka road trip tool.

Telluride, USA to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 9 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then don't miss a visit to Bomarsund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Aland Island itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. August in Aland Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Aland Island to Turku by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori tour planner.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Harma

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Harma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Harma takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Harma are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 29th (Mon), engage your brain at Tietomaa, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Harma to Oulu in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30: