16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 3 nights
2
Vaasa
— 3 nights
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
4
Turku
— 3 nights
5
Hanko
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 3 nights

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Oulu Cathedral and Raahe Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hupisaaret Park and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Oulu. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

3
nights
Vaasa

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: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, and snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

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 °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Arctic Museum Nanoq
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

2
nights
Rauma

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, thensee 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 °C during the day and °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

Uusikaupunki
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Automobile Museum
Automobile Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

3
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 Church of St. Lawrence and Turku Biological Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tytyri Mine Experience and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: stroll through The Archipelago Trail, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lohja, Kultaranta Garden, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
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 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, thendon't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand, thenhike 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Linden Esplanade. Step out of the city life by going to Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, walk around Sibelius Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kotka tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Hanko to Kotka in 3.5 hours. September in Kotka sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail