9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago attractions planner

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Drive
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Kotka
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
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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. On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning website.

Nice, France to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Kotka is 1 hour. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get little chillier in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): stroll around Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pori trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kotka to Pori in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Moomin World, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Mariehamn travel route builder app.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Nallikari Beach, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Oulu sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11: