5 days in Helsinki, Degerby & Aland Island Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Degerby & Aland Island Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Degerby
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Mariehamn Airport, Drive to Eckero
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Eckero
— 1 night
Drive to Mariehamn Airport, Fly to Madrid

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, get your bearings at Oodi Central Library, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Degerby.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Degerby

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head outdoors with Elisaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inkoon kirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Degerby Igor Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Degerby route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Degerby in an hour. In September in Degerby, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Eckero.

Things to do in Degerby

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Eckero

— 1 night
Eckerö is a municipality of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Eckero road trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Degerby to Eckero. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Eckero

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:
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Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Landmarks
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.