15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Fly

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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: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday maker tool.

New York City, USA to Kotka is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kotka is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 70°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then get outside with Karingsunds Viltsafari.

Plan trip to Aland Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Kotka to Aland Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

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: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and take a tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): stroll through Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rauma attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): stroll around Ainolan Puisto, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Rauma to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Harma

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Harma road trip planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Harma in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:
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