7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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Kotka

— 2 nights
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 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Gibraltar, Gibraltar to Kotka is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gibraltar in November, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Turku Castle and Vaski Adventure Island. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with Aavameri, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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