29 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 4 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
3
Harma
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 5 nights
5
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
6
Turku
— 7 nights
7
Rauma
— 3 nights
8
Hanko
— 2 nights

4
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. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Hamina to see Marian Kirkko about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, walk around Riverside Park, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Kotka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

4
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Venture out of the city with trips to Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, take in the waterfront activity at Jyvaskylan Harbour, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and see the interesting displays at Toivolan Vanha Piha.

For ratings and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Jyvaskyla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Keuruu, Petajavesi Old Church
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
On the 1st (Sat), get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Harma travel planning app.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Harma by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Harma can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu to go to Yli-Ii and see Kierikki Stone Age Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Nallikari Beach, take an exotic tour of Outdoors Oulu Oy, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and shop like a local with Kauppahalli.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harma to Oulu takes 4 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thenexamine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thenexplore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

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

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Uusikaupunki Old Church) and Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach, Yyteri Beach, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Uusikaupunki
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Inkoon kirkko, don't miss a visit to Fiskars Village, and then examine the collection at Fagervik Museum. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hanko trip website.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Hanko takes 3 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Inkoo, Fiskars Village
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower
Fiskars Village ©
Fiskars Village

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