7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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
4
Pori
— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu journey site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Oulu is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough 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. Start 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.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough 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
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori travel site .

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

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

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip maker app .

Drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can 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

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