5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 23rd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oulu vacation website .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Turku when traveling from Oulu in February, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Kotka itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kotka are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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