9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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9 days in Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  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 + train:  4​h 45​min
5
Kotka
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Tytyri Mine Experience.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lohja trip itinerary maker app .

New York City, USA to Lohja is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Lohja to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Lohja

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach

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): trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower, and then kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hanko online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lohja to Hanko by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Hanko sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park and then step off the mainland to explore Uto.

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

Traveling by car from Hanko to Turku takes 2 hours. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough 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. 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, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, then appreciate the history behind Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and finally stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, and finally take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mariehamn to Kotka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. 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, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina
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Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church
Hamina Town Hall ©
Hamina Town Hall

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