11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

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Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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3
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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kastelholm Castle and Bomarsund. Venture out of the city with trips to Getabergen (in Geta) and Eckero (Leklandet & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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4
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, browse the collection at The National Library of Finland, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Aland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites