7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning app.

Sumburgh, UK to Turku is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sumburgh to Turku is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sumburgh in July: highs in Turku hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip builder.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka visit planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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 ©