10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Drive:  16​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect nights in Kotka to be a bit cooler, around 35°F, while days are cooler, around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross