7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For maps and tourist information, read Turku day trip planning tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Turku is an approximately 5-hour car ride. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn road trip website.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Mariehamn to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."