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

Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip planner .

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Newark in June: highs in Mariehamn hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn


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


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 5th (Wed): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery A. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

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


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 other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning website .

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 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden