7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hanko
— 1 day
2
Rauma
— 1 night
3
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 2 nights

1
day
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 1st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, then stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko day trip planning site.

Omaha, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Omaha in July, with highs in Hanko at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rauma trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Rauma takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Rauma can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Punnitse & Saasta, see the interesting displays at The Craft Museum of Finland, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Leivonmaki National Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla online trip planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Jyvaskyla, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Petajavesi Old Church
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The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

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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 5th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotka Church. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kotka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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