6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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6 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Seattle

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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 25th (Sat): go for a walk through Gunnarstrand, enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hanko trip itinerary website .

Seattle, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Hanko, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in May; daily highs in Hanko reach 59°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip site .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rauma online journey planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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 28th (Tue): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then steep yourself in history at Kotka Church, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Hamina Town Hall, steep yourself in history at St. John's Church, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, and finally steep yourself in history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rauma to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kotka are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Trails

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Hamina
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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