9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oulu online trip planner .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Oulu. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Oulu at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning website .

Getting from Oulu 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 September, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Parks, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori travel route planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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 7th (Fri): browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally meet the residents at Maretarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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