7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
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 21st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki visit planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): head off the coast to Vepsa Island, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June in Turku, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get some historical perspective at Museumship Pommern and Kobba Klintar. Aland Maritime Museum and Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Mariehamn with an excursion to Bomarsund in Sund--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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