9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 45​min
5
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 19th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma route maker tool .

Washington DC, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Rauma: temperatures range from 47°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip app .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn online journey builder .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, then hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online holiday planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Oulu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mariehamn in October, with highs in Oulu at 42°F and lows at 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 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 Fun & Games
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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