10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Lugano
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Lugano

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip website .

Lugano, Switzerland to Hanko is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lugano in August, with highs in Hanko at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), stroll through Kirjurinluoto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Pori sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
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.
Get in touch with nature at The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. Explore hidden gems such as Uto and Archangel Michael's church. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Uto ©
Uto

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 8th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Haapasaari Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotka sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Trails, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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