10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

10 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: Munich

1
night
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 28th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lehman, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Aijanniemi Beach, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka tour planner.

Munich, Germany to Kotka is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Munich to Kotka due to the time zone difference. In December, Kotka is slightly colder than Munich - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Lehman ©
Lehman
Maretarium ©
Maretarium

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 30th (Sun), have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, walk around Lilla holmen, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip builder app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Kotka in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mariehamn: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum
Room Escape Games
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Vepsa Island and Turku City Library. Take a break from the city and head to Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Flowpark Turku. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, trek along The Archipelago Trail, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning site.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Flowpark Turku ©
Flowpark Turku

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, then contemplate the long history of Pike's Gut, then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Teijo National Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanko vacation app.

Drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. January in Hanko sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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