10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive + 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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally step off the mainland to explore Rankki.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka travel route planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Kotka is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kotka. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kotka: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
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. On the 23rd (Mon), kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can 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
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Visit Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip 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.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 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. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Beaches Outdoors

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