15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route builder

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly
6
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Hupisaaret Park and Outdoors Oulu Oy. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour itinerary builder website.

Manchester, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Oulu, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Harma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): find something for the whole family at Powerpark.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Harma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Harma takes 4 hours. In July in Harma, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your trip

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Harma to Pori in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island route planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Getabergen and then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aland Island online travel route builder.

Getting from Kimito Island to Aland Island by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then walk around Riverside Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip tool.

You can fly from Aland Island to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12: