5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive + 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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, make a trip to Hamina Town Hall, don't miss a visit to St. John's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Kotka is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Kotka, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Kotka to be a bit cooler, around -6°C, while days are colder, around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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Hamina
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Thu), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kotka to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Vaasa are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanko trip itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vaasa to Hanko. In December, daytime highs in Hanko are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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