12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Sund, Aland Island
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  3​h
3
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
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 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip builder site .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Oulu is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Oulu reach -2°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sund.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
day
Sund, Aland Island

Sund ©
Sund is a municipality of Åland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sund trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Sund. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sund: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Sund

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

4
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 Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Sund to Turku with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rauma vacation site .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rauma sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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. Kick 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, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Isopuisto Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Rankki Island, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka vacation planner.

Getting from Rauma to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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