8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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
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): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally make a trip to Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

London, UK to Oulu is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Oulu reach 0°C and lows reach -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

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

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. On the next day, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll through Lilla holmen, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn travel route planning website .

Fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in March, with highs in Mariehamn at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough 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
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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 11th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning site .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive 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
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, meet the residents at Maretarium, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka route planner.

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

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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