15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kotka
— 1 night
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
5
Oulu
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Sibelius Park, thenwander the streets of Linden Esplanade, thenlet little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planning app.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3.8 hours traveling from Kathmandu to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Kotka to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

1
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip builder site.

Drive from Kotka to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or fly. August in Rauma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online journey planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenwalk around Lilla holmen, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenexamine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Fri), stroll around Hupisaaret Park, thenwalk around Ainolan Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip builder website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porvoo Old Town and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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