15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
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
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Hanko
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
End: New York City

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, thencontemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenidentify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, thentake a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka online visit planner.

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. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Kotka to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Kauppahalli, thenexamine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and then view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, thenwalk around Hupisaaret Park, thensee the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip tool.

You can fly from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, thensteep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Turku online itinerary maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hanko day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Hanko takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hanko are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Hanko

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