12 days in Helsinki Region & Aland Island Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Aland Island Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region & Aland Island Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Loviisa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Attractions like Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Linden Esplanade and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Beach Mansikkalahti, & more) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip tool .

Milan, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Milan to Loviisa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Loviisa reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut, Porvoo Old Town, Valkmusa National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Loviisa to Mariehamn. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Bellevue Beach and Hiidenvuori will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area in Kouvola (about 2 hours away). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder .

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Hiidenvuori, Snappertunan kirkko, Nuuksio National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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