8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive + 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, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka journey builder website.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Kotka is slightly colder than London - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can 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
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade

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): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip maker website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kotka in February, expect Mariehamn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, attend a concert at Sibeliusmuseum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku online holiday maker.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rauma driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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