15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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15 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Lohja
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Kokkola
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Hamina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

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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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Tytyri Mine Experience and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lohja trip itinerary builder website .

Los Angeles, USA to Lohja is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, expect Lohja to be much colder, temps between 46°F and 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

Historic Sites
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 30th (Mon), hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hanko tour planner.

Drive from Lohja to Hanko in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Archangel Michael's church and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Marela Museum House. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rauma tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pori
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

1
night
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum and then wander the streets of Neristan (Old Wooden Town).

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kokkola day trip tool .

Getting from Rauma to Kokkola by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In May in Kokkola, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, then contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Oulu takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

2
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Main Building of Military School, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hamina Town Hall, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina holiday builder website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oulu to Hamina. While traveling from Oulu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Hamina, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 42°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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