7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Northern Savonia Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Northern Savonia Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Northern Savonia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kotka is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in April; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough 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

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip website .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, 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 maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Turku to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

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

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oulu, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. April in Oulu sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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