18 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

18 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Newark

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. Escape the urban bustle at Riverside Park and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach Mansikkalahti and Aijanniemi Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, stroll around Sibelius Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary builder website.

Newark, USA to Kotka is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Kotka at 70°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hamina
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanko holiday planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pori Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, thenmake a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, thenget engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Rauma travel planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3 hours. In July in Rauma, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pori
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kylamaki Village of Living History and Ett Hem Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. There's still lots to do: attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, walk around Kupittaa Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Flowpark Turku, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum
Sibeliusmuseum ©
Sibeliusmuseum

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally walk around Lilla holmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, thenget your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, thenadmire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum, examine the collection at Terranova, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, thenmake a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Oulu to Vaasa by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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