9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago tour planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Kotka

— 1 night
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 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, walk around Sibelius Park, and then head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka visit planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Mon), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning website.

Fly from Kotka to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Turku

— 3 nights
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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and stop by Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rauma vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Sun), walk around Ainolan Puisto, then contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu travel planner.

You can fly from Rauma to Oulu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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