7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

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.
On the 19th (Mon), take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku holiday maker app .

Madrid, Spain to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Madrid, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off 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
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

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You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Kastelholm Castle
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Okra, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip tool .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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