8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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8 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
5
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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bellevue Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hanko day trip app .

Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June in Hanko, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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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.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Kirjurinluoto, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Pori trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kirjurinluoto ©
Kirjurinluoto
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Tue), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Pori to Vaasa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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. Kids will enjoy Riverside Park and Beach Mansikkalahti. Step out of the city life by going to Santalahti Nature Trail and Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden