8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
Drive:  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:  10​h
End: Kaunas

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start 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. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip app .

Kaunas, Lithuania to Pori is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Kaunas in August, expect nights in Pori to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rauma
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Childrens Museums
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then stroll through Lilla holmen, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday planning website .

Getting from Vaasa to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Room Escape Games
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features 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 next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kotka day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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