15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 5 nights
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Rauma
— 2 nights
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Kotka

— 2 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, meet the residents at Maretarium, and enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 4:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and then get outside with Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Turku

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On your second day here, stroll through Yyteri Beach and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Oulu driving holiday planner.

Getting from Rauma to Oulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Oulu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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