11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Turku City Library. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and get your game on at Moomin World.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Explore hidden gems such as Aland Maritime Museum and Kastelholm Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Getabergen (in Geta), Bomarsund (in Sund) and Eckero (Leklandet & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

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Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eckero, Sund, Getabergen, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a splash at The Swimming Stadium, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip website .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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