8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Newark

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 13th (Sat), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary website .

Newark, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Newark in July, with highs in Mariehamn at 68°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) 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
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 16th (Tue), learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rauma sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kotka vacation planning site .

Getting from Rauma to Kotka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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