7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern and then take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip maker tool.

Helsinki to Mariehamn is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."