8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Regina
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Regina

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 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool .

Regina, Canada to Turku is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Regina to Turku. Traveling from Regina in July, expect nights in Turku to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Trails
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma trip planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Main Building of Military School, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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