10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New York City

1
day
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 18th (Wed): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanko attractions site .

New York City, USA to Hanko is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Hanko due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Hanko: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Sat), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
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 24th (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Main Building of Military School, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka tour itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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