7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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 24th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hanko trip planning website .

Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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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.
Get outdoors at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Explore hidden gems such as Archangel Michael's church and Kupittaa Park. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, and enjoy some diversion at Flowpark.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kotka day trip website .

You can drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Marian Kirkko
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Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Lehman ©
Lehman