4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Zurich

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip itinerary maker .

Zurich, Switzerland to Kotka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kotka, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

1
night
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 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hanko vacation planning app .

You can drive from Kotka to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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