16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

2
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 Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Oulu reach 0°C and lows reach -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in March, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

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Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanko trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Hanko are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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. Visiting Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, meet the residents at Maretarium, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Hanko to Kotka in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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