8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago, Southwest Finland & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rauma holiday builder .

Helsinki to Rauma is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Galleria Joellafor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Sibeliusmuseum, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip builder website .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 (Mon): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

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night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, then see the interesting displays at Finnish Air Force Museum, then view the masterpieces at Kuokkalan kartano, and finally see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Oulu to Jyvaskyla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum

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