8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kaunas
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h
End: Kaunas

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary app.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Pori is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Kaunas, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Pori, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, then examine the collection at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Vaasa online visit planner.

You can drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Childrens Museums
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

3
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. On the 6th (Tue), walk around Katariina Seaside Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): walk around Palotorninvuori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally make a trip to Main Building of Military School.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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