9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Jyvaskyla
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Jyvaskyla

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. On the 3rd (Mon), trek along Santalahti Nature Trail and then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotka tour itinerary planning tool .

Jyvaskyla to Kotka is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 8th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kuuskajaskari and then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rauma online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Vaasa online trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral, then get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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