10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 22nd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally head off the coast to Rankki Island.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder .

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. In July, Kotka is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 24th (Tue), learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Archangel Michael's church. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma day trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

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