10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Old Rauma, &more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation builder tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Turku, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Rauma
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll 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 step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and then identify plant and animal life at Getabergen.

Make your Mariehamn itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Getabergen, Bomarsund
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Tropiclandia, see the interesting displays at Terranova, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vaasa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mariehamn to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

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. On the 30th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, stroll around Sibelius Park, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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