6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mariehamn is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Mariehamn at 4°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

1
night
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 20th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March in Turku, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
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 21st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kotka trip builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Kotka are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Hamina Town Hall
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Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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