9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online tour itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Kotka is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Kotka. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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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.
On the 27th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Kotka to Turku by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 29th (Wed), admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. On your second day here, stroll through Yyteri Beach, stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and then perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip builder website .

Drive from Pori to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 1st (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Oulu, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli