5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip maker site .

Helsinki to Kotka is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, explore the ancient world of The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, admire the masterpieces at Rauma Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Rauma, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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 3rd (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku route tool .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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