8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
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Kotka
— 1 night
Fly
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Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kirkkonummi
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Washington

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Kotka

— 1 night
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 1st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder.

Washington, USA to Kotka is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington to Kotka. Traveling from Washington in June, expect Kotka to be slightly colder, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Aland Island

— 1 night
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aland Island trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Kotka to Aland Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 3:

Turku

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and get advice or help at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku online trip maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kirkkonummi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

Kirkkonummi

— 1 night
Kirkkonummi is a municipality of inhabitants in southern Finland. To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kirkkonummi trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kirkkonummi takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kirkkonummi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7: