7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Madrid
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Madrid

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 19th (Mon): visit Naantali Old Town, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On your second day here, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

Madrid, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Madrid to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Turku are much colder (23°C), and nights are little chillier (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kastelholm Castle, Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

3
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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