7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Turku

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Turku. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Traveling from Turku in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mariehamn, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu road trip planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in January, expect Oulu to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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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. On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Katariina Seaside Park, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner .

Getting from Oulu to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. January in Kotka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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