12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  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
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 find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hanko road trip planning app .

Munich, Germany to Hanko is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Juselius Mausoleum and Marela Museum House. Explore Pori's surroundings by going to Rauma (Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, Old Rauma, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kirjurinluoto, stop by Porin Kauppahalli, explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pori day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Pori takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
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.
Kids will enjoy Vaski Adventure Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step off the beaten path and head to The Archipelago Trail and Adventure Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 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
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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, stroll through Lilla holmen, then have fun and explore at Alands konstmuseum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time 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
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka sightseeing tool .

Getting from Mariehamn to Kotka by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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