8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago tour planner

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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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. 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, admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then visit 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 · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Turku

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:

Pori

— 1 night
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 · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:

Vaasa

— 1 night
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

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:

Oulu

— 1 night
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, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at 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 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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