7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Rauma
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 1 night

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Turku is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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 City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stroll around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma road trip tool.

Fly from Mariehamn to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mariehamn in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rauma, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then meet the residents at Maretarium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

You can plan Kotka trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Rauma in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kotka: temperatures range from -6°C by day to -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Maretarium ©
Maretarium