11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Design Museum capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder site .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Vepsa Island and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Step out of the city life by going to Kobba Klintar and Getabergen. Visit Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården and Salis Batteri for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mariehamn: Bomarsund (in Sund) and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, try your luck at PAF Casino, and explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn journey website .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Getabergen, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

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