17 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

14
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Raseborg (Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Raseborg Castle, & more), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Sapokka Water Garden, & more). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Teijo national park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route builder .

Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Porvoo, Hirsala Golf, Teijo national park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
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 (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Ekenas Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko, then take in panoramic vistas at The Old Water Tower of Ekenas, and finally experience rural life at Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hanko trip builder site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Raseborg, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, Snappertunan kirkko, Fagervik Museum
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Snappertunan kirkko ©
Snappertunan kirkko
Ekenas Museum ©
Ekenas Museum
Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum

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