13 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly to Turku, Bus to Pori
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hakaniemi Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, stop by Ullanlinna, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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2
nights
Hanko

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower, and then stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hanko are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

2
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along The Archipelago Trail and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Tue), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:

1
night
Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then get engrossed in the history at Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Pori in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. October in Pori sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

3
nights
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. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Centre Salmela and Salpa Line Museum. Step out of Kotka with an excursion to The Astuvansalmi rock paintings in Ristiina--about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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