17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Tirana
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Vaasa
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
6
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Tirana

1
day
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 16th (Fri): stroll through Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanko holiday planner .

Tirana, Albania to Hanko is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Tirana to Hanko, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tirana, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Hanko, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Relax by the water at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja and Kylamaki Village of Living History are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: trek along The Archipelago Trail, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner .

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rauma trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Rauma in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Rauma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pori
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and Mustasaaren kirkko. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Kaupungintalo - City Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Vaasa: Seinajoki (Civil Guard and Lotta Svard Museum & Seinajoki Library).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seinajoki
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum

3
nights
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. Get a sense of the local culture at Kotka Church and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katariina Seaside Park and Linden Esplanade. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Kotka are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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