7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kotka
— 1 day
2
Oulu
— 1 day
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Rauma
— 1 night

1
day
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 25th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally meet the residents at Maretarium.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Kotka online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. Traveling from London in September, expect Kotka to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): have fun at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rauma holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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