5 days in Helsinki & Aland Island Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Aland Island Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Mariehamn
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker.

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in February, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (0°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Mariehamn

Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, then examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn route planner.

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. February in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.