8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

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 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Kotka are colder (-1°C), and nights are little chillier (-6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Nallikari Beach, engage your brain at Tietomaa, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, walk around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu itinerary builder website .

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. Traveling from Mariehamn in December, expect Oulu to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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