8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Manchester

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Kotka driving holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Manchester to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get little chillier in Kotka: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Shopping
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rauma online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, see the interesting displays at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, then stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Oulu travel route 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. In March, Oulu is a bit cooler than Mariehamn - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

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