32 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

32 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago itinerary planner

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Turku
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vaasa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oulu
— 5 nights
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Kirkkonummi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 5 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku

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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: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Turku. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 5:

Rauma

— 4 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Change things up with these side-trips from Rauma: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum, Yyteri Beach, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Vaasa

— 4 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, examine the collection at Terranova, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa online trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Vaasa sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Oulu

— 5 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 around Hupisaaret Park, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip maker website.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:

Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko tour itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Oulu to Hanko with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oulu in October: highs in Hanko hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Kirkkonummi.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Kirkkonummi

— 2 nights
Kirkkonummi is a municipality of inhabitants in southern Finland. On the 20th (Wed), examine the collection at Fiskars Museum and then make a trip to Fiskars Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence and then admire the striking features of Hvittrask.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kirkkonummi travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Kirkkonummi takes 1.5 hours. October in Kirkkonummi sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Kirkkonummi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

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: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kirkkonummi to Kotka in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

Aland Island

— 5 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: step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, tour the pleasant surroundings at Getabergen, and relax and rejuvenate at Badhuset Mariebad.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Aland Island driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Aland Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October in Aland Island, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31: