8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finnish Archipelago itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
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 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hanko online attractions planner.

New York City, USA to Hanko is an approximately 22- hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Hanko is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

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 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of Abo Akademi, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

Plan my trip to Turku with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, then take an in-depth tour of The Old Town Hall Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Rauma, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Rauma

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Marela Museum House ©
Marela Museum House

3
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. On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then admire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and finally stroll around Riverside Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, enjoy some diversion at Katariina Seaside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Rauma to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

Similar Plans

7 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 2 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Finland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland BY A USER FROM GREECE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Finnish Archipelago BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans