6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Lugano
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Kotka
— Few hours
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Lohja
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Lugano

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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. On the 15th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip planning app .

Lugano, Switzerland to Kotka is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lugano in July; daily highs in Kotka reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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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 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, stroll through Lilla holmen, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planner .

Getting from Kotka to Mariehamn by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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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 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online route builder .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Hanko.

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

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 18th (Wed), make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Lohja.

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja and then stroll through Aurlahti Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lohja trip planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Lohja in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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