16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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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 galleries of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in November, with highs in Turku at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Rauma are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern and then make a trip to Bomarsund. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Karingsunds Viltsafari, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aland Island trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Rauma to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to Kotka.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

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, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

You can fly from Aland Island to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Aland Island in November, expect nights in Kotka to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Oulu

— 4 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: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, get curious at Tietomaa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu 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 November, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18: