8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 8th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oulu day trip planning site.

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Oulu is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then make a trip to Bomarsund, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Lilla holmen, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, Mariehamn is somewhat warmer than Oulu - with highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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 11th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 13th (Wed): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, then stroll around Sibelius Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka online travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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