7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Presque Isle
Fly:  21 h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  26 h
End: Presque Isle

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Presque Isle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Presque Isle to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Presque Isle in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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 5th (Sun): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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