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
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 day
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), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 45°F and 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get your bearings at Turku City Library, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip builder.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ainolan Puisto and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Turku in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 42°F by day to 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9: