17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 3 nights
2
Pori
— 3 nights
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 4 nights

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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka online trip builder.

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 15-hour combination of car and 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 slightly colder weather when traveling from Munich in August: highs in Kotka hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kotka to Pori by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Pori to Oulu in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Go for a jaunt from Mariehamn to Sund to see Bomarsund about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, and walk around Lilla holmen.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planning site.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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