8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Kotka
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport



— 2 nights
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 23rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally walk around Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from London in October, things will get slightly colder in Kotka: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
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— 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip site.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 28th (Wed), walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then examine the collection at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Rauma takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Rauma sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites · Museums
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