8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: London

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally meet the residents at Maretarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip builder website .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in February: high temperatures in Kotka hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Main Building of Military School
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kotka in February, things will get a bit warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 27th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rauma day trip 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 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

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

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