8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Lohja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Paris

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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. For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lohja trip itinerary maker .

Paris, France to Lohja is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Paris to Lohja, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Lohja is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Hanko.

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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 8th (Sun), enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, stroll through Bellevue Beach, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hanko sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Lohja to Hanko in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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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 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku journey 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 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's 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 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, then explore the world behind art at Alands konstmuseum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planning app .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Childrens Museums
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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days
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 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kotka are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #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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