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
Drive
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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
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
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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. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, walk around Isopuisto Park, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and stop by Linden Esplanade.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka online travel planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Kotka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can 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 indulge in some personalized pampering 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 Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, walk around Ainolan Puisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Koli to Oulu in 4.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

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 examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history 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 · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 Bock’s Corner Brewery. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Isokyro (Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko & Kyro Distillery Company), Seinajoki (Aalto Center of Seinajoki & Wallsports Areena Seinajoki) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Setterbergin Puisto, get in on the family fun at Powerpark, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, and cool off at Tropiclandia.

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). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pori road trip planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rosala.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches

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

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · 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 Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Rosala to Turku takes 2.5 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aland Maritime Museum and Museumship Pommern. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariehamn: Getabergen (in Geta), Bomarsund (in Sund) and Eckero (Karingsunds Viltsafari & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Cultural History Museum of Aland.

Plan my day in Mariehamn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 relax and rejuvenate 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

Parks · Outdoors · Spas · Trails
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 Hirsala Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Lohja: Kirkkonummi (Hvittrask, Kirkkonummen kirkko, &more), Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat (in Salo) and Fiskars Village (in Fiskars). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lohja trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Hanko to Lohja in 1.5 hours. July in Lohja sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish 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: