14 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Hanko
— 1 night
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Pori
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
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Inari
— 1 night
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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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 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Teijo National Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hanko road trip planning site.

Jerusalem, Israel to Hanko is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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National Park
Teijo National Park
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Hiking Trail
Tulliniemi Nature Path
4.2

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip tool.

You can drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
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Must see
Yyteri Beach
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Art Gallery
Pori Art Museum
4.2

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
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Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip builder site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Island
Kobba Klintar
4.7

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and finally experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari online itinerary planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Inari in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
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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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, walk around Riverside Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Kotka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Kotka reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Trails

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Wildlife Area
Arboretum Mustila
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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
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Helsinki

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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