11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5 h
4
Hamina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koylion Kirkkokari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rauma travel app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rauma is an approximately 21- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect Rauma to be colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trips

Koylio, Yyteri Beach, Bonk Museum
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Change things up with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn online travel route planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Repovesi National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get some cultural insight at Lappeenranta Fortress and Stromforsin Ruukki. Go for a jaunt from Hamina to Lappeenranta to see Sandcastle Lappeenranta about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo and wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamina day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariehamn to Hamina. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Lappeenranta, Stromforsin Ruukki, Cathedral of Porvoo, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Lappeenranta Fortress ©
Lappeenranta Fortress
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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