16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route planner

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Fly
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport

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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 Hupisaaret Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Marjaniemi Lighthouse & Luovon Puoji). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu route site.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Oulu hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

3
nights
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 Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki (Seinajoki Library & Civil Guard and Lotta Museum). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum 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

Nature · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

2
nights
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:

3
nights
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 Church of St. Lawrence. Step out of the city life by going to Tytyri Mine Experience and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. The adventure continues: hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, stroll around Kupittaa Park, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

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:

1
night
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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

3
nights
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 Katariina Seaside Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, visit Linden Esplanade, 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

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