8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 3 nights
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
Drive + 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. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maretarium, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lehman. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka journey maker.

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. 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 little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off 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
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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

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): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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