11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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11 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Zadar
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Zadar

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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 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip itinerary planning tool .

Zadar, Croatia to Hanko is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Zadar in August, expect nights in Hanko to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rauma.

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rauma road trip site .

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island. Let the collections at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Alands konstmuseum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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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. Visit Kotka Church and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church for their historical value. Get outdoors at Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, contemplate the long history of Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, and make a trip to Hamina Fortress.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kotka route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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

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