9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Toronto to Turku. In January, daytime highs in Turku are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma vacation site .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pori, Bonk Museum
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Rauma to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Rauma in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mariehamn, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 17:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, engage your brain at Tietomaa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ainolan Puisto and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Other options are to 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
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral