11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, then stroll around Sibelius Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamina travel route planner.

London, UK to Hamina is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. 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
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll explore and learn at Tikanoja Art Museum and Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. Get out of town with these interesting Vaasa side-trips: Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava), Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari) and Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Terranova, head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamina to Vaasa. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rauma: Pori (Pori Art Museum & Rosenlew Museum), Uusikaupunki (Uusikaupunki Old Church, Bonk Museum, &more) and Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku). There's more to do: examine the collection at Marela Museum House and get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki, Villa Mairea
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Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
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 Uto and The Archipelago Trail. St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and Nagu Church will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Turku to go to Lohja and see Church of St. Lawrence, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Church of St. Lawrence, Kultaranta Garden
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Uto ©
Uto
Nagu Church ©
Nagu Church
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

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