9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Hanko
— 1 day
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
6
Kotka
— 2 nights

1
day
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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then don't miss a visit to Hanko Water Tower.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hanko online visit planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Hanko is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hanko are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, thenadmire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenenjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, thenstroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning app.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Turku University Botanical Garden ©
Turku University Botanical Garden
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church, thensee the interesting displays at Sara Hilden Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Sara Hilden Art Museum ©
Sara Hilden Art Museum

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 28th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, thengo for a walk through Tourujoen Luontopolku, thenget a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and finally learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Jyvaskyla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland ©
The Craft Museum of Finland

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, thenlet little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, thenappreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sibelius Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, stroll around Riverside Park, thenadmire the striking features of Hamina Town Hall, and finally take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kotka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hamina Town Hall, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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