8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Belfast
Fly:  15​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
Belfast

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Fri), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu day trip planning tool .

Belfast, UK to Oulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belfast to Oulu. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

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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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn attractions planner.

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, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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 Cathedral and Turku Castle will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

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Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

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

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