11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 1 night
2
Seinajoki
— 1 night
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 2 nights

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 (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Tietomaa, contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu online trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Oulu to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Seinajoki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

1
night
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lakeuden Risti Church, thensee the interesting displays at Civil Guard and Lotta Museum, thenmake a trip to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and finally browse the collection at Seinajoki Library.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Seinajoki trip planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Seinajoki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Seinajoki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Seinajoki

Historic Sites Museums
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Lakeuden Risti Church ©
Lakeuden Risti Church
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Aalto Center of Seinajoki ©
Aalto Center of Seinajoki

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, thensee the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seinajoki to Rauma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rauma Art Museum ©
Rauma Art Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll around Isopuisto Park, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, thenwalk around Sapokka Water Garden, and finally meet the residents at Maretarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Sibelius Park, thensee the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mariehamn in December, with highs in Kotka at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

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