16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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16 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h 15 min
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Tallinn

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Keep things going the next day: walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn route planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Mariehamn is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. In March in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

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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, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Rauma Water Tower, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pori
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki Library (in Seinajoki), Kyr0 Distillery Company (in Isokyro) and Powerpark (in Harma). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mustasaari, Kyr0 Distillery Company, Powerpark, Seinajoki Library
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

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nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oulu vacation planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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nights
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 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then walk around Sibelius Park, and finally stroll around Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park