19 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Finnish Archipelago, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hanko
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Hanko
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Hanko

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Bellevue Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. Get out of town with these interesting Hanko side-trips: Raseborg (Ekenas Old Town & EKTA museum). There's still lots to do: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Snappertunan kirkko.

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Brussels, Belgium to Hanko is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Hanko is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Sat), stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then head outdoors with Yyterin Nakotorni, and finally walk around Kirjurinluoto.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Vaasa

Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Vaasa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Koli National Park

Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): trek along Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, look for all kinds of wild species at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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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 Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sapokka Water Garden and Huutjarvi Lake. When in Kotka, make a side trip to see Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola, approximately Kouvola away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), walk around Riverside Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Palotorninvuori Park.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kotka itinerary site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Step out of the city life by going to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Venture out of the city with trips to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue (in Jarvenpaa). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Kaivopuisto, don't miss a visit to The National Library of Finland, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip tool.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 16: