9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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Rauma
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 2 nights

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take some stellar pictures from Rauma Water Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rauma trip builder tool.

Sarnia, Canada to Rauma is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarnia in May: highs in Rauma hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 26th (Tue), walk around Lilla holmen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, and finally examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

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Fly from Rauma to Mariehamn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the galleries of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

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Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Toivolan Vanha Piha, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, take an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and finally stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online day trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Tourujoen Luontopolku ©
Tourujoen Luontopolku
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then walk around Sibelius Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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