8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Gainesville, Florida
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Gainesville, Florida

1
night
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 11th (Mon), walk around Sibelius Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka route planning tool.

Gainesville, USA to Kotka is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gainesville to Kotka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Gainesville in February; daily highs in Kotka reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at The Aland Island Art Museum, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kotka in February, with highs in Mariehamn at 34°F and lows at 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally whizz through the canopy at Flowpark Turku.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in February, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

Plan a Rauma trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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