12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Kaunas

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Marela Museum House, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Kaunas, Lithuania to Rauma is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Kaunas in July, expect nights in Rauma to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning site .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn itinerary planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally have fun at Tietomaa.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

3
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 16th (Mon), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll through Lehman, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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