15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fiskars
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sacramento

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Kotka

— 3 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: admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, and contemplate the long history of Kotka Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kotka day trip planning site.

Sacramento, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Sacramento to Kotka. Traveling from Sacramento in December, you will find days in Kotka are much colder (30°F), and nights are a bit cooler (22°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rauma.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks
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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

Discover how to plan a Rauma trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Oulu to Rauma in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Rauma is a bit warmer than Oulu - with highs of 34°F and lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Turku

— 4 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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fiskars.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Fiskars

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fiskars Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fiskars attractions planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Fiskars by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in December, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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