14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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14 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School, then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotka travel planner .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, then stroll through Aurlahti Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Tytyri Mine Experience.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lohja online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lohja takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach

1
night
Hanko

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

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanko trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Lohja to Hanko takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 1st (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally get outside with Kuuskajaskari.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rauma route planner .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Rauma takes 3 hours. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to The Archipelago Trail and Kirjais. Discover out-of-the-way places like Archangel Michael's church and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection 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.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stroll through Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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