22 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

22 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago journey builder

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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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. Get outdoors at Santalahti Nature Trail and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and pick up some local products at Kotka Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

Manchester, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in January, with highs in Kotka at -6°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Aland Island

— 3 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Take a break from the city and head to Getabergen and Karingsunds Viltsafari. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Kobba Klintar, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, and brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

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Fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Kotka in January: high temperatures in Aland Island hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Kimito Island

— 1 night
On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island travel planner.

You can fly from Aland Island to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Aland Island in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Kimito Island, with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
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Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Bellevue Beach, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Hanko takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bike Rental - by Carfield and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Sat), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pori trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Pori, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Vaasa

— 2 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Saltkaret, then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and then hit the slopes at Ojberget. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then examine the collection at Terranova.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Outdoors Oulu Oy and Nallikari Beach. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Vaasa in February, things will get slightly colder in Oulu: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12: