17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

17 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanko
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 4 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
4
Rauma
— 2 nights
5
Vaasa
— 3 nights
6
Kotka
— 3 nights

1
day
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 °C, while lows dip to °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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kylamaki Village of Living History and Room Escape Games. Get some cultural insight at Ett Hem Museum and Martinkirkko. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Church of St. Lawrence in Lohja, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and walk around Kupittaa Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Church of St. Lawrence
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Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thentake an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, thenstroll around Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, thenexamine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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, Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum

2
nights
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, thenstop 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, thendon't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, thentake 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 °C, and evening lows to °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

Pori
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Terranova and Stromso are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Vaasa Car & Motor Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vaasa: Seinajoki (Civil Guard and Lotta Museum & Seinajoki Library). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rauma to Vaasa in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Seinajoki
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum ©
Vaasa Car & Motor Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens 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. Take a break from the city and head to Riverside Park and Santalahti Nature Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Linden Esplanade and Main Building of Military School. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip planner.

Fly from Vaasa to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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 Beaches

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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