7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oulu
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

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), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary builder site .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kotka is 2 hours. Traveling from London in September, things will get slightly colder in Kotka: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish 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

1
day
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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then shop like a local with Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Oulu online route builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 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
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, stroll through Lilla holmen, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn visit 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, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rauma travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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