8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Brussels

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 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then meet the residents at Maretarium, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka day trip site .

Brussels, Belgium to Kotka is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brussels in November: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then steep yourself in history at Bomarsund, and finally make a trip to The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Old Rauma in Rauma--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku route planner .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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