8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku visit planning tool .

Houston, USA to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Turku is 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum ©
Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mariehamn holiday planner .

Getting from Rauma to Mariehamn by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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. On the 7th (Sat), savor the flavors at Kotka Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 46°F at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden