11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turku
— 4 nights
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Kotka

— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Riverside Park, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and pick up some local products at Kotka Marketplace.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Bomarsund and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Aland Island online trip maker.

Fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Kotka in May, expect nights in Aland Island to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rauma.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rauma holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Aland Island to Rauma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In May in Rauma, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Turku

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planning website.

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 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay May 22 — 26: