15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
Eckero, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Kokkola
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Hamina
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Seattle

few
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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 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Hanko day trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Hanko. Traveling from Seattle in November, things will get little chillier in Hanko: highs are around 40°F and lows about 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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2
days
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and finally view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rauma tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Rauma takes 3 hours. In November in Rauma, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

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Pori
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
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The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

4
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Archangel Michael's church and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ett Hem Museum, steep yourself in history at Brinkhall Manor, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Turku, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Eckero.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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days
Eckero, Aland Island

Eckero ©
Eckerö is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Eckerö Post & tullhus, examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at Alands konstmuseum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Eckero trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Turku to Eckero. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Eckero

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mariehamn, Aland Island, Bomarsund
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Alands konstmuseum

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Kokkola

Kokkola
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), explore the world behind art at Roos House - K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, and finally see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kokkola vacation planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eckero to Kokkola. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Eckero in December, with highs in Kokkola at 31°F and lows at 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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2
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner .

You can drive from Kokkola to Oulu in 3 hours. In December in Oulu, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 18°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamina.

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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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days
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamina day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Hamina. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

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Kotka
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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