8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Gainesville
Fly:  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
Fly:  25​h
End: Gainesville

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip planner .

Gainesville, USA to Kotka is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder 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) so you can 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
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

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

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kotka in February; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 34°F and lows reach 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection 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, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 16th (Sat), examine the collection at Marela Museum House, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rauma tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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