17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Hanko
— 1 day
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
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Rauma
— 2 nights
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Vaasa
— 3 nights
6
Kotka
— 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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hanko online journey planner.

Tirana, Albania to Hanko is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tirana to Hanko, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Tirana in August: highs in Hanko hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 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 · Wildlife
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Hiking Trail
Tulliniemi Nature Path
4.2

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylamaki Village of Living History and Vepsa Island. Get some cultural insight at Martinkirkko and Church of St. Lawrence. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and walk around Kupittaa Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning tool.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
The Archipelago Trail
4.6
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Beach
Vepsa Island
4.0

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Must see
Kastelholm Castle
4.2
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Island
Kobba Klintar
4.7

2
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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, 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. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rauma day trip planning app.

Getting from Mariehamn to Rauma by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Must see
Old Rauma
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Marela Museum House
4.4

3
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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Vaasa Car & Motor Museum and Tikanoja Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Terranova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki (Civil Guard and Lotta Museum & Seinajoki Library). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Stromso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip builder.

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Another option is to 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 · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
4.4
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Art Gallery
Tikanoja Art Museum
4.2

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. Take a break from the city and head to Beach Mansikkalahti and Santalahti Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and Linden Esplanade. The adventure continues: walk around Riverside Park, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kotka itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 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 · Beaches

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Santalahti Nature Trail
5.0

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