9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rauma
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Oulu
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 1 night

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Rauma, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for cooler days in Rauma, with highs around 47°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
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.
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, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker app.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 22:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Art Museum ©
Turku Art Museum
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun 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 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn vacation builder site.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mariehamn in October, with highs in Oulu at 42°F and lows at 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka vacation maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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