7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko vacation planning tool .

Boston, USA to Hanko is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Hanko due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in June, expect Hanko to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip site .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pori day trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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 16th (Sat): admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, take a stroll through Hamina Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June in Kotka, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to 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
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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