8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Oulu
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights

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 (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, walk around Ainolan Puisto, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oulu tour planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Oulu is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in October: high temperatures in Oulu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thenstep off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Traveling by flight from Oulu to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mariehamn, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku travel route tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moomin World, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
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 11th (Fri): walk around Riverside Park, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenexamine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, stroll around Sibelius Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka visit planner.

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Nature
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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