8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Tue), explore the activities along Koitelinkoski. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary site.

Orlando, USA to Oulu is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. Traveling from Orlando to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in September: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 56°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sat), get your game on at Moomin World, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Bike Rental - by Carfield, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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