7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis


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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 31st (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rauma sightseeing planning app .

Minneapolis, USA to Rauma is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Rauma is 8 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, things will get little chillier in Rauma: highs are around 59°F and lows about 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

Side Trip

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

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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