10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Presque Isle

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then see the interesting displays at Terranova.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip builder.

Presque Isle, USA to Vaasa is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Presque Isle in May: highs in Vaasa hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Vaasa

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Automobile Museum and then see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Rauma tour app.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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Kotka

— 4 nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and Kotka Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Riverside Park and Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, and admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

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