16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Hanko
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 3 nights

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy and Koitelinkoski. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hupisaaret Park and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Marjaniemi Lighthouse & Luovon Puoji). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Oulu using our trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Oulu due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for slightly colder days in Oulu, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mustasaaren kirkko and Lakeuden Risti Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library & Civil Guard and Lotta Museum) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Terranova and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa road trip tool.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Marela Museum House, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Pori trip website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Step out of the city life by going to Tytyri Mine Experience and The Archipelago Trail. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Lohja to see Church of St. Lawrence about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stroll around Kupittaa Park, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Turku online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience

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night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, don't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand, then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko journey planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

3
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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. Escape the urban bustle at Santalahti Nature Trail and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Step off the beaten path and head to Riverside Park and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka visit planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School