8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  10​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Bristol

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka online vacation planner .

Bristol, UK to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 24th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Oulu are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
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 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn vacation planner .

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 November, with highs in Mariehamn at 6°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 27th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rauma trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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