7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Accra

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 (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Rankki Island, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then see the interesting displays at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kotka day trip site .

Accra, Ghana to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Accra, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 3rd (Tue), learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn online travel planner .

Getting from Kotka to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

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day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

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

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