11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Kotka

— 3 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. Kotka is known for parks, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and stroll around Katariina Seaside Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder site.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails
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Turku

— 3 nights
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online route planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 10th (Mon), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Bonk Museum and then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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