21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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21 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 4 nights
3
Turku
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
6
Kotka
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: New York City

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Bellevue Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko driving holiday planner .

New York City, USA to Hanko is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect nights in Hanko to be colder, around 52°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

4
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Juselius Mausoleum and Marela Museum House. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pori: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Ruokapuoti Lumo, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, stroll through Kirjurinluoto, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, and take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pori day trip website .

Getting from Hanko to Pori by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Archipelago Trail and Flowpark. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn road trip planning app .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hupisaaret Park and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Botanical Garden, University of Oulu ©
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

5
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Katariina Seaside Park and Sibelius Park. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kotka online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hamina
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island

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