8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 4 nights
2
Kotka
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 2 nights

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Rauma Art Museum, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, make a trip to Naantali Church, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online attractions planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku. Traveling from Amsterdam in February, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church

1
night
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. On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Kotka are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with Loihakka, stroll through Nallikari Beach, and then get curious at Tietomaa. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Oulu are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Loihakka ©
Loihakka

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