8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New Plymouth
Fly + Drive:  33​h
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  36​h
End: New Plymouth

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 15th (Fri), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma route builder website .

New Plymouth, New Zealand to Rauma is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour itinerary app .

Getting from Turku to Vaasa by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. March in Vaasa sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Oulu sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli