12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. On the 22nd (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, thenkick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On your second day here, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then get curious at Tietomaa.

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

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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, thentake in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sund online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Sund. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Sund reach 3°C and lows reach -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
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sund to Turku. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Beaches
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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): stroll through Yyteri Beach, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, thenexamine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, thensteep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally stroll around Isopuisto Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Rankki, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka trip app.

Drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Kotka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. 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
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

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