8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  18​h
Oulu
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Singapore

few
hours
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu online travel planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Oulu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Oulu to be much colder, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

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#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo
Oulun Automuseo ©
Oulun Automuseo

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, steep yourself in history at Stromso, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa holiday maker website .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Stromso ©
Stromso

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Rauma sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, don't miss a visit to Hamina Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka route planner .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Kotka, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

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Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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