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
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 4 nights
Fly

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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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary site.

Dublin, Ireland to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dublin to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Kotka sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 1:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then don't miss a visit to Bomarsund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aland Island online route planner.

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 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Turku

— 4 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: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning site.

You can 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. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7: