7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Tampa

1
day
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 21st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, walk around Sibelius Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Kotka trip builder tool .

Tampa, USA to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In September, Kotka is cooler than Tampa - with highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park

3
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, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma travel route planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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