15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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. On the 9th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fort Slava. Keep things going the next day: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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Barcelona, Spain to Kotka is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 11th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then have fun at Tietomaa, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally try your luck at PAF Casino.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanko vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Hanko takes 3 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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