7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Drive:  22 h 45 min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Kalamazoo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip maker tool.

Kalamazoo, USA to Rauma is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kalamazoo to Rauma. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in May: high temperatures in Rauma hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 11th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to 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

few
hours
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 14th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka day trip app.

Traveling by flight 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

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