6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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

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. On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online holiday planner .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, stroll through Lilla holmen, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip maker .

Getting from Mariehamn to Pori by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum