10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanko
— 1 day
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 5th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanko trip planner.

Paris, France to Hanko is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Hanko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get little chillier in Hanko: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Fri), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll through Kobba Klintar, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn travel route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

2
nights
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 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip maker app.

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Kotka sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Lehman ©
Lehman

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take a stroll through Ullanlinna. On the next day, stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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