8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Koitelinkoski. On your second day here, walk around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour planner .

Orlando, USA to Oulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Oulu is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Safaris
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret.

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Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Vaasa are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saltkaret
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get your game on at Moomin World, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning website .

Drive from Vaasa to Turku in 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 up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 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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