12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Pune

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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oulu travel itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Oulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Oulu is minus 3 hours. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally stroll through Lilla holmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner .

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in December, with highs in Mariehamn at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 30th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rauma online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): meet the residents at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka route website .

You can drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Kotka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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