12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Trondheim
Drive:  10​h
Kokkola
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Lohja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Trondheim

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hours
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, steep yourself in history at Neristan (Old Wooden Town), examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then examine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola trip planner .

Trondheim, Norway to Kokkola is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Trondheim to Kokkola due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Kokkola can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Kokkola

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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1
night
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 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, don't miss a visit to St. John's Church, contemplate the long history of Hamina Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally make a trip to Linden Esplanade.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Kotka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

1
night
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, kick back and relax at Aurlahti Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Tytyri Mine Experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lohja visit app .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Lohja takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach

1
night
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 13th (Sat): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and then make a trip to Pike's Gut.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lohja to Hanko takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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4
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 get in some beach time at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Step off the beaten path and head to The Archipelago Trail and Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uto, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planner.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rauma online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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