7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly

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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 4th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, steep yourself in history at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, visit Linden Esplanade, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally walk around Sibelius Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in January, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between -6°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, push the limits with Loihakka, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Oulu by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Oulu hover around -7°C and lows are around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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