7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Nashville

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, and finally let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Riverside Park, steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotka travel planner.

Nashville, USA to Kotka is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Nashville to Kotka. Traveling from Nashville in September, you will find days in Kotka are cooler (59°F), and nights are a bit cooler (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): walk around Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Thu), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum.

Start your trip to Rauma by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
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