16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  29​h
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
7
Kotka
— 4 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Adelaide

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu attractions tool .

Adelaide, Australia to Oulu is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Adelaide in October: highs in Oulu hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Vaasa are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and then shop like a local with Pori Art Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori route maker tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
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 8th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

Find out how to plan Hanko trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Pori to Hanko in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Adventure Park, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, and finally stroll through Kupittaa Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku route planning site .

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Room Escape Games
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
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Room Escape Games
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katariina Seaside Park and Riverside Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, and appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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