16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Oulu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
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Oulu

Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Raahe Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Outdoors Oulu Oy and Hupisaaret Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Oulu hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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3
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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. Get some cultural insight at Arctic Museum Nanoq and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. Go for a jaunt from Vaasa to Mustasaari to see Saltkaret about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

2
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Rauma

Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Marela Museum House. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Automobile Museum, then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Uusikaupunki Old Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Rauma by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

3
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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 Biological Museum and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kurjenrahka National Park and Church of St. Lawrence. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Tytyri Mine Experience in Lohja, approximately Lohja away. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, walk around Kultaranta Garden, and tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

1
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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 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, then don't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and finally kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hanko online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
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3
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Riverside Park and Museum of Aviation. Get some historical perspective at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to Marian Kirkko in Hamina--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall, steep yourself in history at Hamina Fortress, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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