8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Denver

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then stop by Patakirppis, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rauma, use our trip itinerary maker.

Denver, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Rauma due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rauma: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery A. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
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 23rd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip site .

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for 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