8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 4 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, then steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka tour site.

Manchester, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Kotka is 2 hours. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planning website.

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 September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Nallikari Beach, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23: