12 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly + Drive:  8 h
1
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
5
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Munich

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hanko trip itinerary maker app.

Munich, Germany to Hanko is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Munich to Hanko, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Hanko, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

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

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rauma and Rosenlew Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Pori side-trips: Rauma (Marela Museum House, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Kirjurinluoto, pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pori online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vaski Adventure Island will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Archipelago Trail and Archangel Michael's church. There's much more to do: walk around Kupittaa Park, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online vacation planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, walk around Lilla holmen, explore the world behind art at The Aland Island Art Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn day trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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

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. On the 12th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, stroll around Katariina Seaside Park, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kotka route maker site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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