7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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 16th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kotka is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in December, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

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Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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 18th (Wed), browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Rauma.

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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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rauma road trip tool .

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rauma, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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