6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Athens
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Kotka
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Athens

1
day
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 27th (Sun): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hanko trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Hanko is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Athens in May, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Hanko: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

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2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip app .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
day
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 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka online tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Kotka, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

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Hamina Old Town
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