8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri), observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally walk around Sibelius Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planning website.

Manchester, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Kotka. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, stroll through Nallikari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oulu attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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