14 days in Helsinki Region, Aland Island & Koli National Park Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region, Aland Island & Koli National Park Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Mariehamn
— 2 nights
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
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Loviisa
— 2 nights

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kansallisgalleria and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, walk around Sibelius Monument, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is slightly colder than Philadelphia - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to The Maritime Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Bomarsund. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally walk around Lilla holmen.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Bomarsund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get outdoors at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail and Pielinen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Ukko-Koli Hill. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ukko-Koli, examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mariehamn to Koli National Park with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Svartholm Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Loviisa. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in April, and nighttime lows around 30°F. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums · Historic Sites
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Loviisa Maritime Museum ©
Loviisa Maritime Museum
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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