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:  11​h 45​min
1
Seinajoki
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

1
day
Seinajoki

Seinajoki ©
Seinäjoki is a city located in Southern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get lost in a book at Seinajoki Library, don't miss a visit to Aalto Center of Seinajoki, and then enjoy some diversion at Duudsonit Activity Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seinajoki travel planner.

London, UK to Seinajoki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Seinajoki at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Seinajoki

#Fun & Games
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Duudsonit Activity Park ©
Duudsonit Activity Park
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 20th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rauma online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seinajoki to Rauma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In January in Rauma, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

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

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mariehamn using our trip planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Turku in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mariehamn, with lows of -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

2
nights
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 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

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Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, Kotka is slightly colder than Mariehamn - with highs of -6°C and lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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