9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17 h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku visit planning website.

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 20- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House ©
Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 15th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bonk Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rauma online visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rauma sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Bonk Museum
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Bonk Museum ©
Bonk Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mariehamn, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rauma in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of -5°C in Mariehamn. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, get curious at Tietomaa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Ainolan Puisto and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oulu tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in January, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between -7°C and -14°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli