10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
Fly:  25​h
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Hanko
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Shreveport

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. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka driving holiday planner.

Shreveport, USA to Kotka is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Shreveport in April: high temperatures in Kotka hover around 45°F and lows are around 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Kotka

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 3rd (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma route builder .

You can drive from Kotka to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get some historical perspective at Archangel Michael's church and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary planning app .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path, then make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanko trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. May in Hanko sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife
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