10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hanko
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Zurich

2
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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Kotka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kotka: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

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Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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day
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then explore the engaging exhibits at Alands konstmuseum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

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Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen
Alands konstmuseum ©
Alands konstmuseum

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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 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then stroll through Kupittaa Park, and finally enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History

2
days
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 25th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower and then stroll through Bellevue Beach. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Hanko trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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