9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stroll around Riverside Park, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

New York City, USA to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in August: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 68°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn travel planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, walk around Hupisaaret Park, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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