16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
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 Hupisaaret Park and Koitelinkoski. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oulu Cathedral and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Marjaniemi Lighthouse & Luovon Puoji). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

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Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 9-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 °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hailuoto, Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Marjaniemi Lighthouse ©
Marjaniemi Lighthouse

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 Terranova. 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 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 °C during the day and °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

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Mustasaari
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
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), thenget engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, thendon'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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Rauma
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:
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Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

3
nights
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 Tytyri Mine Experience and The Archipelago Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Bike Rental - by Carfield and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Church of St. Lawrence (in Lohja) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: stroll around Kupittaa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Naantali, Lohja, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

1
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, thenidentify 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

3
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. Escape the urban bustle at Riverside Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Step off the beaten path and head to Santalahti Nature Trail and Linden Esplanade. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox 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 °C in September, and nighttime lows around °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 Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School