9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
San Francisco

2
days
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 24th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker site .

San Francisco, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Turku is 10 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, Turku is a bit cooler at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
days
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 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hanko are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Hanko

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

2
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 28th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Hanko to Kotka by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Valkmusa National Park
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Nuuksio National Park.

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

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Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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