10 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Mariehamn
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

1
day
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary maker .

Bristol, UK to Mariehamn is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Mariehamn. In June in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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The Aland Island Art Museum ©
The Aland Island Art Museum
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Family-friendly places like Moomin World and Teijo national park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Turku are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

4
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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