11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku, Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, stroll around Kupittaa Park, 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 take a bus. 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

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

3
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museumship Pommern and Aland Maritime Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Getabergen (in Geta), Bomarsund (in Sund) and Eckero (Leklandet & Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena, take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn online day trip planner.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, cool off at The Swimming Stadium, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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