9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  9​h
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Manchester

2
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Sat), look for gifts at Patakirppis, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Manchester, UK to Pori is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Pori is 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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

3
days
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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Turku University Botanical Garden, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

2
days
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. On the 15th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Rankki Island, then meet the residents at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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