7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​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
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Denver

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rauma trip planner .

Denver, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Denver in May, expect nights in Rauma to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums

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

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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 3rd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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