8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Washington DC

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riverside Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Main Building of Military School. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Marian Kirkko in Hamina--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka holiday planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Kotka are cooler (66°F), and nights are little chillier (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori attractions website .

Drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, then see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Vaasa are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Mon).

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Seinajoki Library, Raippaluodon Silta
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Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

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