15 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 9th (Fri), take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn day trip planning app .

Kathmandu, Nepal to Mariehamn is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kathmandu to Mariehamn is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kathmandu in August; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Teijo national park and Isokari Lighthouse. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Galleria Joella. Change things up with a short trip to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko (about 1h 30 min away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tulliniemi Nature Path, Teijo National Park, Isokari Lighthouse
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Arboretum Mustila. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hiidenvuori. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Castle Hill). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Bellevue Beach, Hiidenvuori, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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