7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
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 night
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): head off the coast to Rankki Island, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday planner.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally delve into the distant past at The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity.

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

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

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