4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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. On the 16th (Sat), browse the different shops at Shopping Centre Pasaati, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotka tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get little chillier in Kotka: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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