8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Newark

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 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, then take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker site .

Newark, USA to Kotka is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Kotka to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip maker .

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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