8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Vilnius

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then get curious at Tietomaa, then admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Kauppahalli.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary app.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Oulu is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vilnius in January, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip builder tool.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Oulu in January, expect Mariehamn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Mariehamn in January, expect Turku to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then meet the residents at Maretarium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary website.

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Turku in January, plan for little chillier days in Kotka, with highs around -6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina Town Hall
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade