7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
day
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko travel route planner.

Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2- hour car ride. October in Hanko sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

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

3
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 Vepsa Island and Uto. Explore hidden gems such as Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and walk around Kupittaa Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, then don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, and finally stroll around Lilla holmen.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mariehamn day trip planning app.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Parks Nature Museums
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Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
The Maritime Quarter ©
The Maritime Quarter

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 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then walk around Riverside Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. October in Kotka sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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