5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku online sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then make a trip to The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn vacation maker website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

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
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

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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. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka day trip website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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