6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cardiff
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Cardiff

1
night
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 7th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thentake an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route planning app.

Cardiff, UK to Kotka is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cardiff to Kotka due to the time zone difference. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

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
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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 8th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 10th (Fri), stroll around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Mariehamn vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rauma.

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

Planning Rauma trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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