8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Vinnytsia
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  16​h 45​min
End: Vinnytsia

1
night
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 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Vinnytsia, Ukraine to Kotka is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums Parks Fun & Games
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then stroll through Yyteri Beach, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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