7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New York City

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 27th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Hanko is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Hanko is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Hanko at 64°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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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 28th (Fri): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

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

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 1st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka road trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kotka are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park