8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip itinerary planner

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planning app.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 7th (Mon), walk around Katariina Seaside Park, then walk around Sapokka Water Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then stroll around Sibelius Park, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally stroll through Riverside Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 9th (Wed), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kotka in June: highs in Oulu hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 9: