7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Houston

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 5th (Mon), admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, see the interesting displays 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, thentake an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally visit Naantali Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku holiday maker site.

Houston, USA to Turku is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Turku hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (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 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, thensee the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn tour planner.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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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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