4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
End: Helsinki

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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 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then walk around Sibelius Park, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kotka, use our trip itinerary maker.

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

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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 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing 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. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. October in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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