5 days in Helsinki & Aland Island Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Aland Island Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Aland Island Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Prague

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.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey builder tool .

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) 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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Mariehamn

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, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. 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

Side Trips

Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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