8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 3 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotka is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Kotka at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then don't miss a visit to Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Aland Island tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daytime highs in Aland Island are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

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, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and visit Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 17th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli and then walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17: