6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Washington DC
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
Porvoo
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h
Washington DC

1
day
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
day
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 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku online trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

1
day
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn travel route planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

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Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

few
hours
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo attractions tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mariehamn to Porvoo in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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#Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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