9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h
1
Lohja
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
End: New York City

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day
Lohja

Lohja ©
Lohja is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Southern Finland and is part of the Uusimaa region. On the 15th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Lawrence, thenstroll through Aurlahti Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tytyri Mine Experience.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Lohja trip app.

New York City, USA to Lohja is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Lohja due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Lohja at 72°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tytyri Mine Experience ©
Tytyri Mine Experience
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

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 16th (Tue): hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip planner.

You can drive from Lohja to Hanko in 1.5 hours. July in Hanko sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
On the 17th (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. Keep things going the next day: let little ones run wild at Adventure Park and then enjoy the sea views from Uto.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Uto ©
Uto

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenwalk around Lilla holmen, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

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

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Room Escape Games
Lilla holmen ©
Lilla holmen

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, thenlet little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School, visit Hamina Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kotka route planning app.

Fly from Mariehamn to Kotka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Kotka, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth