7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Northern Savonia Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Northern Savonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
3
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Dubai

1
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary planning tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Kotka to be cooler, temps between 8°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 14th (Tue), explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuopio trip tool.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Kuopio are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Kuopio Market City Hall
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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