8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 14th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma road trip planning app .

Phoenix, USA to Rauma is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Rauma to be cooler, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 16th (Tue), let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku route website .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Kotka sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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