5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn road trip tool .

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in June, plan for cooler days in Mariehamn, with highs around 62°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 26th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally shop like a local with Gallery A. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Turku sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
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. To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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