7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  17​h
1
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Hanko holiday planner .

Denver, USA to Hanko is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Hanko is 9 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Denver in June; daily highs in Hanko reach 64°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

#Trails, #Wildlife, #Parks
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1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku road trip site .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planning website .

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 ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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