8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Ancona
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Ancona

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 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Slava, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner .

Ancona, Italy to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ancona to Kotka. In August, Kotka is little chillier than Ancona - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn sightseeing tool .

Getting from Oulu to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): have fun at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Yyteri Beach, stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma day trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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