8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Munich

3
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 31st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally stroll through Lehman. On the next day, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Kotka is 1 hour. Traveling from Munich in July, you will find days in Kotka are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 2nd (Thu), learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip maker website .

Getting from Kotka to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): have fun at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rauma are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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