16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route planner

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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
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Oulu

— 3 nights
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 Koitelinkoski. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Hailuoto (Marjaniemi Lighthouse & Luovon Puoji). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral and examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brussels, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 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:

Vaasa

— 3 nights
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 Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens 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 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and 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:

Turku

— 3 nights
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 The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Lohja to see Tytyri Mine Experience about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, 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:

Hanko

— 1 night
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 tour the pleasant surroundings 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 · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Kotka

— 3 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. Escape the urban bustle at Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Linden Esplanade. 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 step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

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 · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12: