7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Washington

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Turku

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, get your bearings at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Turku is 7 hours. In January, Turku is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 27°F and lows of 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
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Kotka

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sun): stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Centre Pasaati.

Start your trip to Kotka by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in January: highs in Kotka hover around 22°F, while lows dip to 13°F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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