8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: New Orleans

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, and then expand your understanding of the military at Main Building of Military School. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. John's Church, make a trip to Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina road trip tool .

New Orleans, USA to Hamina is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Hamina: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kotka
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach, then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Hanko trip planning site .

Getting from Hamina to Hanko by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

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

2
nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get engrossed in the history at The Old Town Hall Museum, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rauma attractions planning website .

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3 hours. May in Rauma sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Pori
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

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 21st (Tue): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online trip planner .

Drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©
Kylamaki Village of Living History
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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