30 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

30 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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Turku
— 6 nights
Fly to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
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Aland Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kotka
— 6 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Sydney

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Turku

— 6 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: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Turku is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — Dec 1:

Aland Island

— 4 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Getabergen, relax and rejuvenate at Badhuset Mariebad, stroll around Lilla holmen, and make a trip to Bomarsund.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aland Island day trip planning app.

Do a combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In December, daily temperatures in Aland Island can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 5:

Rauma

— 4 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rauma: Pori (Yyteri Beach, Juselius Mausoleum, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rauma day trip planning site.

You can fly from Aland Island to Rauma in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Rauma when traveling from Aland Island in December, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 9:

Oulu

— 4 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: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Fly from Rauma to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Rauma in December, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki (Aalto Center of Seinajoki & Seinajoki Library) and Saltkaret (in Mustasaari). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, and see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Vaasa tour planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in December, expect Vaasa to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

Kotka

— 6 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: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, and expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vaasa in December: highs in Kotka hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -6°C. You will leave for home on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23: