11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then stroll around Sibelius Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hamina online road trip planner .

London, UK to Hamina is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. August in Hamina sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kotka
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Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Do your shopping at Tikanoja Art Museum and Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala. Let the collections at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Terranova, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa day trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamina to Vaasa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Arctic Museum Nanoq, Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala, Raippaluodon Silta, Seinajoki Library
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Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get some historical perspective at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Automobile Museum and Marela Museum House. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Pori (Pori Art Museum & Rosenlew Museum) and Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church & Bonk Museum). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rauma online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori, Villa Mairea
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja and Nagu Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kylamaki Village of Living History and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Uto, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Nagu Church
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Uto ©
Uto
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church

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