8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
5
Oulu
— 1 night

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 18th (Sun): walk around Sapokka Water Garden and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Metzingen to Kotka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Metzingen in October: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip site.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Art Museum ©
Turku Art Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), walk around Kirjurinluoto, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Mysteeri Pori - Escape Room with a Story.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori attractions planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oulu online travel route planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Oulu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

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