29 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jyvaskyla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Harma
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Turku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Vilnius

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Kotka

— 4 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. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Hamina to see Marian Kirkko about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Riverside Park, admire the natural beauty at Fuksinpuisto Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

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Vilnius, Lithuania to Kotka is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Jyvaskyla

— 4 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jyvaskyla: Keuruu (Church of Keuruu & Old Church of Keuruu) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Finnish Air Force Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and take an in-depth tour of 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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Harma.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Harma

— 1 night
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 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°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
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 1:
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Oulu

— 5 nights
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. There's still lots to do: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Harma to Oulu takes 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
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, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally try to win big at PAF Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel planner.

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Turku

— 7 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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online journey planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 15:

Rauma

— 3 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get out of town with these interesting Rauma side-trips: Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach, Yyteri Beach, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Uusikaupunki Old Church). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home 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 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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 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, then enjoy 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 3.5 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Room Escape Games
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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Southwest Finland travel guide

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Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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