10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko holiday site .

Detroit, USA to Hanko is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Hanko is 7 hours. In July, Hanko is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori journey planning website .

Getting from Hanko to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

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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, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

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You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn attractions planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Historic Sites

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

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): shop like a local with Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, then stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu planning app .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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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 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, then contemplate the long history of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and finally step off the mainland to explore Rankki Island.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner .

Getting from Oulu to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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