7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  14 h 30 min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Boston

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 12th (Tue), hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanko road trip planner.

Boston, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Hanko due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in June; daily highs in Hanko reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku online road trip planner.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pori online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, visit Hamina Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then stroll around Riverside Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church