8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago travel route planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hamina
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Hamina
— 1 night
Drive
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Hanko
— 1 night
Drive
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Rauma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Hamina

— 1 night
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, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Main Building of Military School. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hamina trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to Hamina is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New Orleans to Hamina due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for slightly colder days in Hamina, with highs around 60°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 18th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hanko tour builder website.

You can drive from Hamina to Hanko in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hanko are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
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Rauma

— 2 nights
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, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally stroll the grounds of 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hanko to Rauma takes 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Rauma to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows 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 · Museums
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