15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 2 nights
2
Hanko
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
6
Vaasa
— 2 nights
7
Oulu
— 2 nights

2
nights
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. Get outdoors at Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Main Building of Military School. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Marian Kirkko in Hamina--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and make a trip to St. John's Church.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel route builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kotka is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Kotka reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
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 5th (Fri): stroll through Bellevue Beach, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Visit Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, thentake an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rauma day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums 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
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the next day, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, thenadmire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, thenstroll around Hupisaaret Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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