7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: London

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 28th (Mon): stroll through Bellevue Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko vacation builder website.

London, UK to Hanko is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Hanko due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Hanko when traveling from London in May, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Hanko to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll around Lilla holmen, and finally don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. May in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

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 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

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