8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

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 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary planning app .

Warsaw, Poland to Oulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Warsaw in August, things will get a bit cooler in Oulu: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel website .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, stroll around Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August in Kotka, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo