12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Rauma
— 2 nights

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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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Sacramento, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sacramento to Kotka is 10 hours. When traveling from Sacramento in December, plan for much colder days in Kotka, with highs around 30°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, get curious at Tietomaa, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. December in Oulu sees daily highs of 28°F and lows of 18°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Science Museum
Tietomaa
4.1
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Specialty Museum
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
4.5

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Badhuset Mariebad, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online trip builder.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 37°F and lows reach 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Spas · Parks · Historic Sites
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Military Museum
Aland Maritime Museum
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Museumship Pommern
4.5

3
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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, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rauma online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rauma are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:
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Specialty Museum
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Marela Museum House
4.4

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