15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kathmandu
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Kathmandu

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
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: get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see reviews, ratings, 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

Side Trip

Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge 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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 15th (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip maker site.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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