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:  18​h 15​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Tampa

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rauma trip planner.

Tampa, USA to Rauma is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Tampa to Rauma, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampa in September; daily highs in Rauma reach 59°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 23rd (Mon), stroll through The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 25th (Wed), let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kotka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Sibelius Park ©
Sibelius Park
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade

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