10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Old Rauma, &more). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku journey planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Turku. Traveling from Copenhagen in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Turku, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around Lilla holmen, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, thentake a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, thenmake a trip to Bomarsund, and finally identify plant and animal life at Getabergen.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn vacation planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Bomarsund ©
Bomarsund

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Tropiclandia, see the interesting displays at Terranova, thenexamine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Vaasa vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Mariehamn to Vaasa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

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 30th (Sun), let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, stroll around Sibelius Park, thenpause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, thenget engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally stroll around Riverside Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Kotka by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

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