8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Washington

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Kotka

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka vacation builder tool.

Washington, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington to Kotka due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in December, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 30°F by day to 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks
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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, get advice or help at Turku City Library, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

Rauma

— 2 nights
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

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

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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