12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

12 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kokkola
— 1 day
2
Kotka
— 1 night
3
Lohja
— 1 night
4
Hanko
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 4 nights
6
Rauma
— 2 nights

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Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Neristan (Old Wooden Town), thenexamine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum, thenexamine the collection at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, and finally examine the collection at K.H. Renlund Museum.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Kokkola trip planner.

Trondheim, Norway to Kokkola is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July in Kokkola, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum

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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 10th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, thenwander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, thenadmire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, thenstroll around Riverside Park, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kokkola to Kotka. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lohja.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

1
night
Lohja

Lohja
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tytyri Mine Experience.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lohja day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kotka to Lohja in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence
Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience

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night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 13th (Sat), trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Hanko trip planner.

You can drive from Lohja to Hanko in 1.5 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Uto, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Turku using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Uto ©
Uto
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rauma vacation planning website.

Getting from Turku to Rauma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)