5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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
Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
night
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 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip site .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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 take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

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Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planner.

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

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

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