9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h
End: Berlin

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 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Maretarium, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Kotka. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn holiday site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kotka in December; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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 is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma and then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rauma visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Rauma, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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