5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then stroll around Sibelius Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder app .

Washington DC, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Kotka is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Kotka reach 68°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Wed), get your game on at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku route maker website .

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 August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 16th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rauma trip maker site .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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