8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kaunas International Airport

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Pori

— 1 night
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, more things to do, other places to visit, 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

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Vaasa

— 1 night
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.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, 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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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 3 nights
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.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, 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 ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 · Outdoors · Trails

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