3 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

3 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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3 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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