11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tampa

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Explore Rauma's surroundings by going to Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary tool .

Tampa, USA to Rauma is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tampa to Rauma, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, things will get cooler in Rauma: highs are around 59°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Venture out of the city with trips to Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja (in Lohja), Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Pargas Church (in Parainen). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Uto, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planner .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Pargas Church, Nagu Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to Hamina Fortress.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Hamina online journey planner .

Drive from Turku to Hamina in 3.5 hours. In September in Hamina, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kotka
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamina to Oulu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

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