7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary app.

Newark, USA to Turku is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for colder days in Turku, with highs around 60°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 17th (Thu), walk around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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. On the 18th (Fri), let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thencontemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then walk around Riverside Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka itinerary planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to 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 ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park