8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly:  9​h
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Oslo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Kirjurinluoto, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma itinerary planner .

Oslo, Norway to Rauma is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planning tool .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oulu online vacation planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

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#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
night
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. On the 27th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka road trip planning website .

Getting from Oulu to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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