9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Kotka
— 1 night
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Hanko
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night

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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 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, walk around Sibelius Park, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, stroll around Riverside Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary maker.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 10th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pike's Gut, take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum, go for a walk through Gunnarstrand, then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, have fun at Adventure Park, stroll around Kupittaa Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the activities along Pargas Lime Stone Quarry.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Kurjenrahka National Park, Pargas Lime Stone Quarry
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll around Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Pori sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, take some stellar pictures from Saltkaret, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vaasa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip site.

Getting from Vaasa to Oulu by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Wildlife · Museums · Parks
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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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