7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h
End: Newark

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day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hanko online itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Hanko is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Hanko is 7 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Hanko: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

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

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

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Getting from Hanko to Rauma by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Rauma, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House
The Old Town Hall Museum ©
The Old Town Hall Museum

1
night
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 23rd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel planner.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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 24th (Thu): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, make a trip to Hamina Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

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Drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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