12 days in Aland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Aland, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Durham
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Durham

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Mariehamn is known for museums, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena, have fun and explore at The Aland Island Art Museum, and learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mariehamn trip app.

Durham, USA to Mariehamn is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Mariehamn is 7 hours. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Mariehamn: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 27th (Fri), get your game on at Moomin World, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexamine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of Abo Akademi, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planning site.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
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.
Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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