15 days in Mariehamn, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Mariehamn, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Mariehamn, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h
1
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 10 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 31st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Maritime Quarter, and finally examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get in on the family fun at Smart Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip planner .

Helsinki to Mariehamn is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eckero
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum ©
Aland Hunting & Fishing 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 2nd (Thu), trek along The Archipelago Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (Kotka Church, Linden Esplanade, & more). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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