9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Newark

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 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip planner .

New York City, USA to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Kotka is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Kotka reach 70°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
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 22nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip builder app .

You can 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. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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

3
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, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at Patakirppis, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Outdoors, #Parks, #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

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