10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

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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 5th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, stroll through Bellevue Beach, and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hanko travel route builder site .

Paris, France to Hanko is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Hanko is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Paris in September, with highs in Hanko at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Pori

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

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku attractions planner .

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Beaches Nature
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

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

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

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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. On the 9th (Sun), hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, step off the mainland to explore Lehman, and then head off the coast to Haapasaari Island.

Plan my day in Kotka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island

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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 11th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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