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 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then stroll through Tulliniemi Nature Path.

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Helsinki to Hanko is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Hanko are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Visit Archangel Michael's church and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at The Archipelago Trail and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. There's much more to do: stroll through Kupittaa Park, have fun at Adventure Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip maker app .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Yyteri Beach, don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori travel route site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Pori are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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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 10th (Sun): let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, kick back and relax at Santalahti Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, and finally admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Main Building of Military School, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. June in Kotka sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

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