42 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

42 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Koli
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rosala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 8 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
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Drive to Mariehamn Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 2 nights
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Lohja
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vilnius

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Kotka

— 6 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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lehman and Aijanniemi Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sapokka Water Garden and Beach Mansikkalahti. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Marian Kirkko in Hamina--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, stroll around Kumparepuisto Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, and stroll through Riverside Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary maker tool.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Kotka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Koli.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 15:

Koli

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, then relax and rejuvenate at Koli Relax Spa, and then look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Koli vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Koli are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Oulu.

Things to do in Koli

Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nallikari Beach and Toripolliisi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder app.

You can drive from Koli to Oulu in 4.5 hours. June in Oulu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Kokkola

— 2 nights
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, then explore the world behind art at K.H. Renlund Museum, and then wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Keep things going the next day: walk around Aspegrens Rosenlund, see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, then stroll around Garden of the Schoolparc, and finally see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kokkola route planner.

Drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 3 hours. June in Kokkola sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hietasaaren uimaranta and Powerpark. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Saltkaret (in Mustasaari), Seinajoki (Aalto Center of Seinajoki & Wallsports Areena Seinajoki) and Isokyro (Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko & Kyro Distillery Company). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, get outside with Setterbergin Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kokkola to Vaasa in 2 hours. June in Vaasa sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

Pori

— 3 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Yyteri Beach and Old Rauma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pori: Rauma (Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, Marela Museum House, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, walk around Kirjurinluoto, take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Pori trip builder tool.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Rosala

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Rosala Viking Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Bengtskar Lighthouse, and then step off the mainland to explore Rosala.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rosala itinerary planner.

Getting from Pori to Rosala by car takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Turku on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Rosala

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Turku

— 8 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Turku Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Kupittaa Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Turku takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 12:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 3 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore hidden gems such as Aland Maritime Museum and Museumship Pommern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Eckero (Karingsunds Viltsafari & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum), Salis Batteri (in Aland Island) and Getabergen (in Geta). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn holiday planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 16th (Fri), trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Gunnarstrand, steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, then take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at Hanko Seaside Spa.

Planning Hanko trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariehamn to Hanko. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Lohja.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Lohja

— 3 nights
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Explore hidden gems such as Aurlahti Beach and Fiskars Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Lohja: Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat (in Salo), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Kirkkonummi (Hvittrask, Kirkkonummen kirkko, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lohja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Lohja takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20: