22 days in Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

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22 days in Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

5
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Get a sense of the local culture at Korpo Church and Ekenas Museum. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Tulliniemi Nature Path will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Hanko side-trips: Pernio (Teijo national park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy), Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle, Forngarden Folk Museum, & more). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand, and pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko planning website .

London, UK to Hanko is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Hanko hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Nagu, Pernio, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Korpo Church
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

15
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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Kotka (Kotka Church, Linden Esplanade, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), cruise along King's Road, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website .

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Vantaa, King's Road, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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