15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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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. Change things up with a short trip to Repovesi National Park in Kouvola (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, walk around Riverside Park, let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary site.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Kotka is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kathmandu to Kotka, you'll gain 3.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kathmandu in August, expect Kotka to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn vacation website.

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 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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