21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Kotka
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kirkkonummi
— 1 night
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Oulu

— 2 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: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, make a trip to Kauppahalli, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip tool.

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Kotka

— 5 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: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and stroll around Isopuisto Park.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Aland Island

— 3 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.
Aland Island is known for museums, parks, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and walk around Lilla holmen.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Aland Island visit planner.

You can fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rauma vacation planner.

You can fly from Aland Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Turku

— 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku online travel planner.

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:

Hanko

— 2 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fiskars Museum and then make a trip to Fiskars Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Hanko itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hanko are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kirkkonummi.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

Kirkkonummi

— 1 night
Kirkkonummi is a municipality of inhabitants in southern Finland. On the 10th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Hogbergetin Luola and then admire the landmark architecture of Hvittrask.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kirkkonummi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kirkkonummi takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kirkkonummi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10: