17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Kotka
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
Barcelona

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): head off the coast to Rankki Island, then meet the residents at Maretarium, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kotka road trip app .

Barcelona, Spain to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Barcelona to Kotka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in July, with highs in Kotka at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

3
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, parks, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, have fun at Tietomaa, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu online road trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Oulu by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

2
days
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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Aland Island, Sund
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
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: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

4
days
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Pori (Yyteri Beach, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), & more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, and stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rauma travel planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

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

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