4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

4 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, have fun at Katariina Seaside Park, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hamina Town Hall, stroll around Riverside Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally wander the streets of Linden Esplanade.

For maps and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Kotka is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Kotka hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kotka

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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. On the 19th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hanko online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Hanko takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

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

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