14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Lohja
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
6
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
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 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally stroll around Sibelius Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

1
night
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. On the 30th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence, kick back and relax at Aurlahti Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Tytyri Mine Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lohja vacation site.

Getting from Kotka to Lohja by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hanko travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lohja to Hanko takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 1st (Thu), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma online travel planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3 hours. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get in touch with nature at The Archipelago Trail and Kirjais. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Eckerö Post & tullhus, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
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 8th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and then walk around Hupisaaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online road trip planner.

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 bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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