5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago itinerary planner

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Turku
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Turku

— 1 night
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 28th (Fri): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku online journey planner.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in May: high temperatures in Turku hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Sun), walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn attractions planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 31st (Mon): browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Kotka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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