7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Kouvola Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Kouvola Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Kouvola Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
2
Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Moscow

1
night
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. For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary builder site .

Moscow, Russia to Kotka is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Moscow in May, with highs in Kotka at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

2
nights
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Repovesi National Park. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park, take an in-depth tour of Woikosken Automuseo, and then identify plant and animal life at Hevoshaan Arboretum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, then hit the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Kotka to Kouvola takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Woikosken Automuseo, Arboretum Mustila
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island. Here are some ideas for day two: take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally enjoy the sea views from Uto.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Kouvola to Turku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Uto ©
Uto
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, get engrossed in the history at Hanko Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and finally stroll through Bellevue Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hanko day trip website.

Drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. May in Hanko sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Pike's Gut ©
Pike's Gut

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