40 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

40 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 5 nights
2
Hanko
— 3 nights
3
Dragsfjard, Kimito Island
— 3 nights
4
Rauma
— 3 nights
5
Naantali
— 3 nights
6
Turku
— 11 nights
7
Geta, Aland Island
— 2 nights
8
Vaasa
— 5 nights
9
Oulu
— 4 nights

5
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kotka Church and Marian Kirkko. Get outdoors at Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, contemplate the long history of Industrial park Karhu ja Tahti, and stroll through Aijanniemi Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In December, Kotka is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

3
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fagervik Church and Raseborg Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hanko: Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen (in Raseborg), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). It doesn't end there: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. December in Hanko sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dragsfjard.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Paavolan Tammi, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

3
nights
Dragsfjard, Kimito Island

Dragsfjard ©
Visiting Archipelago National Park and Oro will get you outdoors. Explore Dragsfjard's surroundings by going to Salo (Mathildedalin Kylapanimo & Mathildedalin Ruukkitehtaat) and Rosala Viking Centre (in Rosala).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Dragsfjard trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Dragsfjard takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dragsfjard are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Dragsfjard

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Salo, Kimito Island, Rosala Viking Centre
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Get outdoors at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Old Rauma and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rauma: Isokari Lighthouse (in Uusikaupunki) and Katanpaa (in Kustavi). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip tool.

You can drive from Dragsfjard to Rauma in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Isokari Lighthouse, Katanpaa
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Isokari Lighthouse ©
Isokari Lighthouse
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Step out of Naantali to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Naantali museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naantali travel tool.

Drive from Rauma to Naantali in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Naantali sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Naantali

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kokar
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Kokar ©
Kokar

11
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
The Esplanadi Park and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bike Rental - by Carfield and Vepsa Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya), Helsinki (Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Unexpected Visitor Sculpture (Odottamaton Vieras), &more) and Pargas Lime Stone Quarry (in Pargas). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Turku is very close to Naantali. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geta.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Helsinki, Raisio, Nagu Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Torronsuo National Park
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 23:
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Geta, Aland Island

Geta ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, don't miss a visit to Bomarsund, thensteep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Geta online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Turku to Geta with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Geta

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:
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Getabergen ©
Getabergen
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

5
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Visit Mustasaaren kirkko and Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko for their historical value. Get outdoors at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Edvinin Taidepuisto Ja Korsukyla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Arctic Museum Nanoq (in Pietarsaari), Saltkaret (in Mustasaari) and Seinajoki (Joupiska, Seinajoki Library, &more). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Ojberget, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Makeitout, and trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa road trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Geta to Vaasa. In January in Vaasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Seinajoki, Arctic Museum Nanoq, Isonkyron Vanha Kirkko
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Ojberget ©
Ojberget
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Outdoors Oulu Oy and Hupisaaret Park. Get some historical perspective at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Marjaniemi Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, don't miss a visit to Kierikkikeskus, and have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Oulu online travel planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in January; daily highs in Oulu reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Marjaniemi Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

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