7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Bristol

1
day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kobba Klintar, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn route planning website .

Bristol, UK to Mariehamn is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get your game on at Moomin World, and take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
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 9th (Fri): walk around Riverside Park, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip builder site .

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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