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:  9​h
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: London

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 2nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For maps and other tourist information, read Oulu route builder website .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Beaches Outdoors
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, then examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then get to know the fascinating history of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), and finally examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

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You can drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Head to Pori Art Museum and Ruokapuoti Lumofor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rauma: Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)) and Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum, Bonk Museum, & more). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma attractions planner.

You can drive from Kokkola to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church

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 discover tucked-away gems like Uto and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Nagu Church in Nagu (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku online travel route builder .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Moomin World
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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. On the 10th (Mon), admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka vacation website .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hamina
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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