4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: London

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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. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka trip itinerary builder .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Kotka. Expect colder weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Kotka hover around -1°C, while lows dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

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Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

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Hamina
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma online travel planner .

Drive from Kotka to Rauma in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Rauma

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Gunnarstrand and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hanko day trip tool .

Drive from Rauma to Hanko in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Hanko are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

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