30 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

30 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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30 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Seinajoki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Pori
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
7
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lohja
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Venice

4
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. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Hamina to see Marian Kirkko about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka driving holiday planner.

Venice, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Venice in June: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, fun & games, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Kotka in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, then wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kokkola visit planner.

Getting from Oulu to Kokkola by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

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nights
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Tue), have fun at Duudsonit Activity Park, don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and then get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Lakeuden Risti Church, see the interesting displays at Civil Guard and Lotta Svard Museum, then head outdoors with Wallsports Areena Seinajoki, then examine the collection at Tornava Museum Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Seinajoen Taidehalli - Seinajoki Art Hall.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Seinajoki journey maker website .

Getting from Kokkola to Seinajoki by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Seinajoki can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Museum of South Ostrobothnia ©
Museum of South Ostrobothnia
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Spend a day of island exploring on the 13th (Thu) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa route planner.

Traveling by car from Seinajoki to Vaasa takes 1.5 hours. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, & more). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

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

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nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally don't miss a visit to Bomarsund. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Pori to Mariehamn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 27th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand, then take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Hanko road trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Hanko

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

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nights
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Tytyri Mine Experience, stroll through Aurlahti Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Lohjan Museo and then take in the pleasant sights at Liessaari Nature- & Wellness Trail.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lohja vacation builder site .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Lohja takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lohja

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience
Lohjan Museo ©
Lohjan Museo

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