16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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

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Oulu

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 Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Outdoors Oulu Oy and Koitelinkoski. Take a break from Oulu with a short trip to Raahe Museum in Raahe, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Oulu is an approximately 8.5-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 22°C by day to 12°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 · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your plan
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

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 Mustasaaren kirkko. Get some cultural insight at Arctic Museum Nanoq and Terranova. 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 Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip tool.

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Arctic Museum Nanoq ©
Arctic Museum Nanoq
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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, 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:
Highlights from your plan
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum
Uusikaupunki Old Church ©
Uusikaupunki Old Church
Automobile Museum
Automobile 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 St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kurjenrahka National Park and Tytyri Mine Experience. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

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 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

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, 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

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

3
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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 Riverside Park and Kotka Church. 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. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School, and enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka tour website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School