13 days in Helsinki, Southwest Finland & Hanko Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Southwest Finland & Hanko Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 4 nights
4
Poytya
— 2 nights
5
Hanko
— 2 nights

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll set off for Kimito Island on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island trip planning tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Poytya.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Poytya

Poytya ©
Pöytyä is a municipality of Finland located in the Southwest Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 25th (Sat), examine the collection at Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, see the interesting displays at Jokioinen Museum Railway, and then appreciate the history behind Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Poytya holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Poytya takes an hour. In May in Poytya, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Poytya

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Alpo Jaakola Statuary Park
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Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo

2
nights
Hanko

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 26th (Sun): make a trip to Gunnarstrand and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Poytya to Hanko in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Hanko

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fiskars Village, Snappertunan kirkko, Raseborg Castle
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Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fiskars Village ©
Fiskars Village
Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko

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