5 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Aland Island, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Mariehamn
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

1
day
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip itinerary builder tool .

Rome, Italy to Mariehamn is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Mariehamn is 1 hour. When traveling from Rome in May, plan for cooler days in Mariehamn, with highs around 15°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Turku route planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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