21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 45 min
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Berlin

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Uto and Bellevue Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku to go to Nagu and see Nagu Church, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, ponder the design of Harmonia, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Bellevue Beach
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 12th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Oro ©
Oro
Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Rauma and Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island. Get some historical perspective at The Church of the Holy Cross and Uusikaupunki Old Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rauma: Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Uusikaupunki (Automobile Museum & Bonk Museum) and Pori (Yyteri Beach & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rauma online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Rauma, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uusikaupunki, Pori, Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Bomarsund.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and Meteoriihi will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki (Wallsports Areena Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library) and Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari). There's more to do: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Vaasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Raippaluodon Silta
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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

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nallikari Beach and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. Museum-lovers will appreciate Raahe Museum and Oulun Taidemuseo. Step out of Oulu with an excursion to Kierikki Stone Age Centre in Yli-Ii--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Raahe Museum, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre

2
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. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Marian Kirkko in Hamina (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Aviation.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko