7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Kotka
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. On the next day, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Turku is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Sat), get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rauma online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Rauma sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Mariehamn attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Rauma to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Kotka

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 14th (Wed), stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14: