10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Hamina
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 7th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary site .

Los Angeles, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for colder days in Mariehamn, with highs around 60°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. On the 13th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden and then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hamina online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pori to Hamina. In September in Hamina, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kotka
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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