6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Tampa

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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 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Fort Slava, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka online road trip planner .

Tampa, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in August, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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Turku

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

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 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rauma.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

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