6 days in Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Aland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, then contemplate the long history of Bomarsund, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn driving holiday planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Mariehamn is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Mariehamn to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sund, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Wiklof Holding Arena ©
Wiklof Holding Arena

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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 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral