10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
London

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oulu attractions planning app .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Oulu reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle and then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oulu in February; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 1°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku visit planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

few
hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rauma tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rauma sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
days
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 11th (Mon): meet the residents at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kotka are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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