7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Rauma
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Charleston

3
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 29th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku itinerary planner.

Charleston, USA to Turku is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Charleston to Turku due to the time zone difference. In May, Turku is colder than Charleston - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

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

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hours
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rauma travel planner.

Drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rauma are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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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 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Slava, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kotka route planner .

You can drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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