7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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. On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka sightseeing tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kotka. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Kotka at -1°C and lows at -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in December, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

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