12 days in Helsinki Region & Aland Island Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Aland Island Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Linden Esplanade. Bring the kids along to Beach Mansikkalahti and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Loviisa due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Loviisa at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut, Porvoo Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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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): get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, thensee the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Loviisa to Mariehamn. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle, 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Snappertunan kirkko. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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