7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary tool .

Houston, USA to Turku is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Turku at 68°F and lows at 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
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 7th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn planning tool .

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary 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. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 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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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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