7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oulu planning app.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Oulu is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn driving holiday planner.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

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 24th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder website.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), walk around Kirjurinluoto, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pori travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka holiday planner.

Getting from Pori to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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

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